Sources of Public International Law

from Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline: 03 Jan 2020 Training date: 10 Jan 2020 to 07 Feb 2020 More Information


This short course dwells on the means of international law-making (treaties, customary international law, unilateral acts, general principles of law etc.). In other words, the course looks at the sources from which public international law rules stem and at the entities that are empowered with the capacity of law-making in the international legal order. It aims at enabling participants to develop a global perception of the international normative system.


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.


Classes take place on:

  • Friday 10 January 2020, 15:30 – 18:00
  • Friday 17 January 2020, 15:30 – 18:00
  • Friday 24 January 2020, 15:30 – 18:00
  • Friday 31 January 2020, 15:30 – 18:00
  • Friday 7 February 2020, 15:30 – 18:00
Fee information:
The fee to attend this course is 1,150 Swiss Francs
How to register:

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

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.