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September 2020 - August 2021
Study Mode Part-time
Application start 30 March 2020
Application end 21 September 2020

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A straightforward Online Application

You can apply for the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict via a straightforward, online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Please read the information in this section carefully before starting an application, as it will help ensure a quick and smooth application process.

Three Simple Steps

The online application is divided into the following three steps:

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Attach the required documents
  3. Submit your application

Retrieving your Information

If you do not complete your application form in one go you have the following two options:

  1. A cookie will allow you to retrieve all the information you have provided, only if (1) you work from the same computer; (2) you haven’t refused the use of cookies when accessing the Geneva Academy website for the first time; (3) you haven’t refused cookies by adjusting the settings of your web browser.
  2. You can copy and paste or bookmark the URL found at the bottom of the online application form. When you paste this URL into your web browser you will retrieve all the information you have entered on the form, even if you are working from a different computer.

Technical Issues

This document provides information about technical issue to take into when applying online. It also proposes some solutions if you encounter problems.

Confidentiality

The information you provide in the application form will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used by the Admissions Committee. You can consult our Privacy Policy for more information.

Required documents

All the documents required are specified in the online application form and have to be attached to your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The documents you have to provide with your application are:

  • An application letter in English explaining your interest in and potential contribution to the programme
  • Your curriculum vitae in English
  • Proof of competence in English
  • A copy of your passeport
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only candidates who need a visa to enter the Schengen area)
  • Proof of your current income (only candidates who apply for a scholarship):
  • Proof of your family’s financial situation (only candidates who apply for a scholarship):

Please do not send original documents, as all submitted materials become the property of the Geneva Academy upon receipt. Documents cannot be returned to the applicant nor forwarded to other schools or agencies.

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New Paper Discusses IHL Implementation through Human Rights Mechanisms

31 October 2019

After a reminder on mechanisms established by the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their additional Protocols of 1977, the paper summarily frames the relationship between IHL and international human rights law and assess the competence and practice of political mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well as of universal and regional treaty-based mechanisms.

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New Human Rights Guidance on the Use of Less-Lethal Weapons

15 October 2019

The United Nations Human Rights Guidance on Less-Lethal Weapons in Law Enforcement issued by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the outcome of research and broad consultations carried out under the auspices of the Geneva Academy and the University of Pretoria.