Our Resources and Experts

Our experts Dr Annyssa Bellal and felix Kirchmeier during a panel discussion. Our experts Dr Annyssa Bellal and felix Kirchmeier during a panel discussion.

Our Events

Our events address key legal human rights and humanitarian issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 Certificates: What are the Human Rights Implications?

In this Human Rights Conversation, panellists discussed the implications of ‘vaccine passports’ or ‘digital green certificates’ for data privacy and human rights.

Peaceful Protest: Use of Force by States in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This online side-event during the 47th session of the UNHuman Rights Council will discuss the use of force by states in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Against the Clock: Covid-19 Vaccination Campaigns during Armed Conflict

This online IHL Talk discussed the legal and policy considerations for, and practical challenges to, equitable access to vaccination within territories affected by armed conflict.

Responding to COVID-19 in Conflict Zones

This online IHL Talk discussed the challenges faced by humanitarian organizations in organizing the response to COVID-19, as well as states' obligation of due diligence to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The ‘Right On’ Web Chat

The ‘Right On’ weekly webchat – launched at the beginning of April 2020 with a group of partners – analysed every week during the confinement a human rights issue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ten online events – which brought leading experts and practitioners including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet – allowed discussing the human rights dimensions and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the gendered impact of the crisis, challenges to privacy, consequences in conflict-related contexts, or business responsibilities during such health crisis. They can all be watched or re-watched at any time.

Due to its success and the fact that it allowed us to reach out to audiences outside Geneva, this series will resume in September 2020 at the pace of one online event per month.

Our Experts on COVID-19

Our experts and professors have commented and provided expert advice on the human rights and humanitarian implications of the pandemic via blog posts, publications and participation in podcasts:

2022–2023 Teaching

For this academic year, all the courses of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law will be taught in person, with recordings provided to students who are sick and cannot attend classes.

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Facilities, Support and IT

We've put in place the necessary IT facilities and support to ensure the smooth running of all our classes in hybrid or online teaching modes if these are required by the evolution of the health situation.

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Prospective and Future students

We are adapting rapidly to the situation related to the COVID–19 pandemic and are in a position to ensure continued high quality and interactive teaching for our three master’s programmes.

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Our Resources and Experts

From the human rights impact of COVID–19 to responding to the pandemic in conflict zones, discover what our experts and events say on the issue!

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