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A Look at the New LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights offers one of the most innovative LLM programs in IHL and human rights in Europe. The main components of the program are the following:

  • Core courses – public international law, international humanitarian law (IHL), international human rights law (IHRL), international refugee law, and international criminal law
  • Optional courses – enforced disappearances in international law, the conduct of hostilities, use of force and counter-terrorism, international criminal justice, the Islamic law of armed conflict, the rule of law in practice, and more
  • Internships – gaining professional experience during the spring semester
  • Moot courts – a chance to participate in the Jean-Pictet Competition on IHL, the Nuremberg Moot Court, and the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
  • Military briefings – improving knowledge on military operations
  • LLM paper – applying critical thinking and addressing relevant issues
  • Study trip – a spring semester trip for learning about the leading actors in IHL and human rights.

If you wish to apply for the Geneva Academy’s LLM program, you can do so via a simple online form. You would also need to provide the necessary documents, which include your CV in English, two letters of recommendation, your personal statement regarding your interest in the program, certified copies of your degrees, diplomas and records of university exams, language tests, and your passport copy.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, you would also need to provide proof of income or of any financial support you may be receiving.

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