Training Agency:Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline:03 Jan 2019
Training date:10 Jan 2019to24 Jan 2019—
This short course will provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to both substantive human rights law as well as the functioning of international mechanisms for the protection of human rights.
It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. Afterwards, the course will examine the different institutional mechanisms for the protection of human rights, both at the universal and regional levels, before delving into an analysis of substantive rights. At the end of the course, participants will be in a position to further delve into human rights literature and case law in order to enhance their grasp of the law, as well as understand the major debates and controversies in the field of human rights protection.
This short course forms part of the Geneva AcademyExecutive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – 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 – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.
Classes take place on:
- Thursday 10 January 2019 18:00 – 20:30
- Friday 11 January 2019, 15:30 – 18:00
- Thursday 17 January 2019, 18:00 – 20:30
- Friday 18 January 2019, 15:30 – 18:00
- Thursday 24 January 2019 18:00 – 20:30
Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).
1150 Swiss Francs All participants are responsible for their own travel costs to Geneva, including Swiss visa fees and evening meals.The fee includes tuition costs, course materials and refreshments during coffee breaks.
How to Apply
Your application will need to include:
- A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
- Your curriculum vitae
- Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
- A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)
Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.