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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

12 months
Duration
17006 EUR/year
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About

The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict at Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.

Overview

Based in Geneva, this Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict programme runs for nine months (October–June) and admits 15 to 20 practitioners annually. Six to nine additional months are needed to complete a master’s thesis and defend it before a jury.

Learning outcomes

Courses take place on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons at our headquarters, Villa Moynier. They cover international law, international humanitarian law international human rights law, international criminal law and the interplay between them. They also address current issues and challenges, including the repression of terrorism, peacekeeping and international refugee law.

Taught by Geneva-based law professors and world-renowned law experts and professors, the programme at Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights enables participants to gain specialized knowledge directly applicable to professional work. It also responds to the growing need for specialists to address complex situations – in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – and challenging processes such as criminal proceedings, international negotiations and humanitarian interventions.

Diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations share expertise, discuss pressing concerns and reflect on the application of international law to their work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency in English: candidates whose mother tongue is not English must provide a certificate to prove their knowledge of English or a statement highlighting their solid background in English
  • A valid visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17006 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17006 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Full programme: 18,000 Swiss Francs

Living costs for Genève

1925 - 2850 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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