Public Events

Opening lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year Opening lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year

Addressing Key Issues

A major advantage of being a student at the Geneva Academy is having access to our broad range of public events featuring key experts and issues in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

Leading Thinkers and Speakers

We host some of the world’s leading thinkers and speakers on international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice who share their research, views and experiences and directly touch upon topics addressed in our programmes. These lectures are free to attend, open to the public and take place at lunchtime or in the evening.

Our students also have access to conferences and public events organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the University of Geneva and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights

Every year in early March, the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights (FIFDH) – one of the world’s most important events dedicated to film and human rights – provides a great opportunity to engage with films, documentaries and debates on burning human rights and humanitarian topics.

Our Masters

Yemen, Aden, Kreiter. A civil rescue service volunteer takes a break from pulling out trapped people and dead bodies from beneath the rubble.

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today.

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Guatemala, photos of disappeared on a wall

Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Syria, Aleppo, Sheikh Massoud neighbourhood, near the frontline. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army.

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.

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Local people from Watamu work with Local Ocean Conservation to pick up plastic on the beach, on each Friday Event

Plastic Pollution: How to Turn the Tide Right

3 July 2019, 16:30-17:30

This side event during the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, co-organized with Earthjustice, will address the issue of plastic pollution.

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A hand touches the fences of a jail IHL Talks

Foreign Fighters and their Relatives (allegedly) affiliated with ISIS and Detained in Northeast Syria

12 July 2019, 12:15-14:00

This IHL Talk will address the humanitarian, policy and legal challenges related to the fate of foreign fighters and their relatives (allegedly) affiliated with ISIS and who are currently detained by the SDF in northeast Syria

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 Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, raises his fist in the air while addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall. 22 June 1990 Event

Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

18 July 2019, 18:00-19:30

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, will reflect on the current human rights challenges and how to move the human rights agenda forward.

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