This short course aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
It will start with a presentation of the main regional systems (European, African, Inter-American) and will then focus on the various components of the United Nations system: the Human Rights Council and its procedure, and the treaty bodies. The expectations and strategies of the various actors will be looked at.
At the end of the course, the participants will be in a position to understand the procedures, but will also have acquired the main information so as to use them effectively for their own purpose.
In Geneva and Online
The course can be followed in Geneva or online. Please note that the number of places to follow the course in Geneva is limited.
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:
- Thursday 3 December 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 4 December 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
- Thursday 17 December 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
- Friday 18 December 2020, 15:30 – 17:30 and 18:00 – 20:00
- Thursday 7 January 2021, 18:00 – 20:00
Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).
The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs.
How to register
Applications for this short course must be submitted via this online form.
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 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.