LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights


Starts

09/01/2017 10:15AM

Ends

08/31/2018 10:45AM

Time Zone

Europe/Zurich

Registration deadline

02/27/2017

Payment

Payment Required

Cost

18,000

Address

120B rue de Lausanne
Geneva
GE
1202
Switzerland

Description

This one-year postgraduate degree course 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 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.

The programme allows students to tailor their studies according to their particular interests. Core courses provide a firm grounding in public international law, IHL, IHRL, international refugee law and international criminal law.

Optional courses allow students to deepen their expertise in a particular issue such as 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.

Our LLM is also profoundly committed to developing the transferable skills necessary to succeed in the professional world and take up responsibilities in the humanitarian and human rights fields. To this end, internships with leading actors and participation in moot courts provide a solid exposure to practical work and allow students to expand their network.

Who should attend

Candidates must have: A full degree in law (received by June at the latest) enabling the applicant to sit the bar exam in the relevant country; or another degree if the applicant has a significant amount of training in public international law and courses related to our programme (e.g. international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law) A strong academic record A demonstrable interest in the subject matter of the programme (e.g. internships, summer school, conferences attended, articles) A sound command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English and who have not taken an English-taught bachelor’s or master’s degree or do not have at least two years’ professional or academic experience in an English-speaking environment must provide a certificate to prove their knowledge of English A passive knowledge of French is an asset as students might have to attend conferences and class presentations in French

Event Website

https://www.geneva-academy.ch/masters/ll-m/overview

Extras

Wheelchair access

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