LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
The Academy’s aim is to produce the best possible Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. The 12-month programme includes core courses, optional courses, professionalizing activities, and the writing of a LL.M paper.
The LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights provides students with a unique opportunity to follow advanced courses and seminars in all branches of international law applicable to situations of armed conflict and to grasp fully the interplay between them.
The Master’s degree is jointly issued by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The resident faculty comprises professors from both institutions. The visiting faculty consists of professors and lectures principally from other universities, recognized for their expertise in one of the branches of international law covered in the Master’s programme. In addition, experts and professionals are invited to teach short modules and to deliver lectures. The LL.M. core courses are taught in English, while optional courses and professionalizing activities are available in both English and French, exams can be taken either in English or in French.
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
- National Criminal Justice systems
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- International Organizations
- Full degree in law or degree deemed equivalent by the Admission Committee (the degree must be received by August at the latest).
- High academic grades.
- A demonstrated interest in the subject matter of the programme (i.e., internships, summer school, conferences attended, etc.).
- Proficiency in English and strongly recommended passive knowledge of French (oral and written understanding) or proficiency in French and mandatory high passive knowledge of English (oral and written understanding).
- A solid background in public international law is strongly recommended.