Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights ( French : Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Geneva ) Provides post-graduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and Organizes training courses and expert meetings. It concentrates on the branches of international law that relates to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence, and protection of human rights.

Established in 2007 by the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies , the Geneva Academy has acquired a global reputation for excellent teaching and research, and it attracts students of high quality to its master’s and training programs . The International Federation of Human Rights (IHL) and Human Rights (HR) in governments, international organizations and academic institutions. The Geneva Academy thus contributes to the dissemination of legal knowledge in these crucial sectors. [1]

Its scientific research is clarifying Focuses international humanitarian law , human rights Strengthening protection and Developing the areas of complementary entre international humanitarian law and international human rights law. In these areas, the Geneva Academy makes a specific contribution to policy development and debate, in government and among scholars and practitioners.

The Geneva Academy is a cosmopolitan community located in the heart of Geneva , an international city and a humanitarian hub. Through close interaction with international organizations , NGOs, experts, and governments, we are actively involved in global discussions of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, International Criminal Law , and Transitional Justice .

The Geneva Academy is located in the Villa Moynier building that was originally built in 1847 and owned by Gustave Moynier , co-founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross .

History

The University Center for International Humanitarian Law (CUDIH), founded in 2002 by the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (now Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), conducted trainings and The International Center for Human Rights and the International Relations of the International Law Commission, Louise Doswald-Beck from 2002 to 2007.

In 2007, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights replaced the CUDIH and was directed by Professor Andrew Clapham and Professor Paola Gaeta.

In August 2014, Professor Robert Roth was appointed Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. [2]

Degree programs

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights [3]

The LLM is a one-year full-time postgraduate degree course that provides advanced, comprehensive and practical training in international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL), as well as the interplay between them.

Students gain access to a world-renowned faculty, benefit from direct connections with leading actors in the field like the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and share ideas with other participants from an array of different legal backgrounds and perspectives.

This program allows students to tailor their studies to their particular interests. Provide Core racing has firm grounding in international public law , International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, international refugee law and international criminal law . Their expertise in a particular issue in the protection of children in armed conflict and post-conflict, counter-terrorism , armed non-state actors , transitional justice , the rules governing the conduct of hostilities or the work of international courts and tribunals.

Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law [4]

This full-time one year post-graduate degree course (60 ECTS) is an innovative program that combines high-level academic education and real-world practice. One of the very few races on this subject in Europe, it focuses on a growing field where there is a strong need for well-trained professionals.

The program allows students to gain full understanding of the world of expertise and practical perspectives in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. Courses, structured in five modules, providing solid legal basis in transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law . They also address the issues of gender and justice in transitional justice, the legal protection of children in post-conflict societies, and the constitution and practice of criminal justice in transitional contexts.

The Master in Transitional Justice , Human Rights and the Rule of Law also focuses on the development of the practice of leading the field of justice. .

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), TRIAL International, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) or the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and share ideas with other participants from an array of different legal backgrounds and perspectives.

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict [5]

Based in Geneva, this executive program runs for nine months and admits 15 to 20 practitioners annually. Six to nine additional months are needed to complete a master’s thesis and defend it before a jury.

Racing cover the law of armed conflict , international human rights law and international criminal law . They also address current issues and challenges, including the repression of terrorism, peacekeeping and international refugee law .

Taught by Geneva-based law professors and world-renowned law experts and professors, the program enables participants to gain professional knowledge directly to professional work. It also responds to the growing need for more complex situations – in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – and challenging processes such as criminal proceedings, international negotiations and humanitarian interventions.

Diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations share expertise .

Trainings and short courses

The Geneva Academy offers a range of trainees and short courses for professionals on legal issues related to armed conflict, human rights protection, transitional justice and international criminal justice. These are designed for human rights advocates, staff of NGOs and national human rights institutions, representatives of governments, staff of the UN and other international organizations of the academy.

Research

The Geneva Academy provides in-depth legal research and policy studies in the fields of international law in international conflict, human rights protection, transitional justice, international criminal justice, weapons law, or economic, social and cultural rights . This research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging. It advances understanding and stimulating debate in the academic community and in policy-making institutions and governments.

Furthermore, the Geneva Academy is home to the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law, currently held by Noam Lubell, Professor of International Law of Armed Conflict, in the School of Law, University of Essex , UK. [6]and the Human Rights Chair, currently held by Dr. Nils Melzer , a Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment. [7]

Publications

The Geneva Academy’s publication addresses current issues and challenges in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields, and encourages debates in the academic community and in policy-making institutions and governments.

Villa Moynier

Geneva Villa Moynier

The Geneva Academy is headquartered at the Moynier Villa, a historic villa with a view of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc .

Villa Moynier forms part of the Graduate Institute’s Peace Campus and is five minutes’ walk from the House of Peace .

It was the property of Gustave Moynier , the first President of the ICRC . It later housed the League of Nations in 1926 and served as headquarters for the ICRC between 1933 and 1946.

See also

  • Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts Project

References

  1. Jump up^ “Profiles” . Geneva-academy.ch . Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  2. Jump up^ http://graduateinstitute.ch/home/public-relations/news-at-the-institute/news-archives.html/_/news/corporate/2014/new-director-of-the-academy-of -h
  3. Jump up^ “MAS – LL.M. International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights / International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Continuing Education – UNIGE” . Unige.ch. 2014-03-04 . Retrieved 2014-06-10 .
  4. Jump up^ “MAS – Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law – Continuing and Distance Learning Center – UNIGE” . www.unige.ch (in French) . Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  5. Jump up^ “Joint Programs” . Graduateinstitute.ch . Retrieved 2014-06-10 .
  6. Jump up^ “Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law” . Geneva-academy.ch . Retrieved 2014-06-10 .
  7. Jump up^ “Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” . www.ohchr.org . Retrieved 2017-03-23 .

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