Law

MAS Executive Master – International Law in Armed Conflict 2024

Online, part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programme designed for professionals with demanding responsibilities. It provides the legal tools to address complex contemporary conflicts, human rights negotiations or criminal proceedings responding to the growing need for specialists.

Information

Period

September 2024 - October 2026
60 ECTS credits
Part-time programme.

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Contact

Geneva Academy
+41 (0)22 908 44 88
masters-inquiries(at)geneva-academy.ch

Location

Online

Registration

Registration deadline

30 April 2024

Fees:

  • CHF 18'000.-

 

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

Objectives

  • Acquire specialised knowledge concerning the legal framework applicable to armed conflict 
  • Develop analytical tools and improve expertise in international law
  • Understanding complexed contemporary armed conflicts and humanitarian emergencies

Audience

Diplomat, lawyer, legal advisor, judge, NGO staff, human rights advocate, media specialist, professional working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organisations

Programme

The programme is structured around 4 modules and the writting of a final Paper:

  • Public International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law (including International Refugee Law)
  • International Criminal Law

 

Director(s)

Prof. Gloria GAGGIOLI, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva and Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Ana KILIBARDA, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Diploma delivered jointly by

University of Geneva, IHEID
The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is an online, part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programme designed for professionals with demanding responsibilities. It provides the legal tools to address complex contemporary conflicts, human rights negotiations or criminal proceedings responding to the growing need for specialists.

Assessment

Exams and end of programme master paper.

Pedagogical method

  • Online, part-time programme
  • Classes in the first nine months (October to June)
  • World-renowned faculty and leading experts

 

Admission criteria

Candidates must have:

  • Work experience in a relevant field
  • 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
  • Copy of passport 
  • Motivation letter

Number of participants

40 participants

Schedule

Courses take place at lunchtime (12:00 –14:00 CET) online.

I believe the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is a multi-disciplinary legal tool. It is an added value at both academic and professional levels. It will reinforce my knowledge of the international legal framework that applies in armed conflicts and enable me to advance in my professional career. (Myriam Haddad 2021-2023)

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development