International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) at Geneva Academy

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Switzerland
Masters (LLM)

1 year
Full time
 On-campus

Course description:

This one-year full-time postgraduate degree (60 ECTS) is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today. This one-year postgraduate degree course provides advanced, comprehensive and practical training in international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL), international criminal law, 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.

School Department:

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Entry Requirements:

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. You must be able to show, via a recognized test, that your English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete your course at the Geneva Academy. This requirement does not apply if (1) your mother tongue is English; (2) you have taken an English-taught bachelor’s or master’s degree; (3) you have at least two years’ professional or academic experience in an English-speaking environment

• A passive knowledge of French is an asset as students might have to attend conferences and class presentations in French

Website:

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

Scholarships available:

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