Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict
The Executive Master - Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Law in Armed Conflict (60 ECTS credits) - is delivered jointly by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva. The programme is a two-year post-graduate degree for practitioners, which builds on the Academy's cutting edge research, academic excellence and historic ties to the International Committee of the Red Cross. It features distinguished faculty from the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and other world-renowned universities, as well as members of the wider judicial and human rights community. Every year between fifteen and twenty practitioners - diplomats, legal advisors, NGO staff and human rights advocates - are admited to the programme, which is designed to enable participants to gain specialised knowledge, discuss pressing issues facing the international community, and search for ways in which the law can be applied to their day-to-day professional activities.
Individual modules are also offered in the context of the Academy’s Executive Master programme, enabling participants to draw on the comprehensive expertise of the programme’s faculty and to interact with other professionals attending the executive master programme.
Our programme will enable you to:
- Acquire specialized knowledge regarding the legal framework applicable to armed conflicts, including the protection of human rights in armed conflict.
- Develop legal skills and enhance your appreciation of the options and strategies available with regard to the protection of individuals and persecuted groups in times of armed violence.
Duration: Classes take place from the beginning of October 2015 to the end of May 2016. The thesis must be submitted by February 2017. Upon specific and motivated request, certain courses can be followed over two academic years (2015/16 and 2016/17) Language of instruction: English Schedule: twice a week, on Thursday evenings (18:00-20:30) and Friday afternoons (15:00-20:15) Number of places available: approximately twenty Venue: Villa Barton and Villa Moynier, Rue de Lausanne120B, Geneva, Switzerland Degree: Executive Master/Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Law in Armed Conflict (60 ECTS credits)
The Executive Master covers four subjects grouped into four modules: Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, and Human Rights in Armed Conflict. Each module consists of three to four courses, which, in turn, comprise five classes. Participants are required to complete a course evaluation at the end of each course. Final exams are administered at the end of the academic year, and cover the material of the four modules. Classes are complemented by tutorials held by teaching assistants.