The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has opened the applications for its 2013/2014 LL.M. Programme in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Students follow advanced courses and seminars in all branches of international law applicable to situations of armed conflict. The Programme aims at preparing students for leadership roles in governments as well as international and non-governmental organizations.
The Master's core courses are taught in English and exams can be taken either in English or in French. Optional classes and activities are available in both languages. The resident faculty is comprised of professors from the Law Faculty and the Graduate Institute, and the visiting faculty consists of professors and lecturers 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 participate by teaching short modules and delivering lectures. As part of the LL.M., students have the chance to pursue internships in Geneva-based NGOs and international organizations. The Master's degree is jointly issued by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
The Programme is open to candidates holding a degree in law and showing a strong interest in the application of international law in times of armed conflict. The application deadline is set for Friday 15 February 2013. More information on the programme is available at the website http://www.geneva-academy.ch/llm-master/overview/programme