International Human Rights Short Course by Geneva Academy

International Human Rights Short Course by Geneva Academy

Registration deadline-29 Sep 2022 

This online short course will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system.

The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).

Chosen cases and topics will finally be explored to give concrete examples of current dilemmas and challenges. At the end of the course, participants will be in a position to understand how international human rights law works as a legal system and to understand the major legal controversies and challenges in the field.


This is an online short course.


This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive 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.


Courses take place online during lunchtime on:

  • Thursday 13 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 14 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Monday 17 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Monday 24 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 27 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 28 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 1st November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)

Limited Places

We can admit a maximum of five participants to this short course (in addition to students enrolled in our Executive Master).


Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

Fee information

The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs and covers the tuition fee for this course, the course syllabus, online participation, access to the class recordings (if unable to follow them) and a revision tutorial at the end.

How to register

Applications must be submitted via this online form.

Your application will have 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 for candidates wishing to follow the short course in Geneva (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.


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