Who's who

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights - ADH

Academic and training Institutions
Humanitarian Law and Action, Human Rights, Migration
Rue de Lausanne 120B
1202 Genève
+41 22 908 44 88

The Geneva Academy provides post-graduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and organizes training courses and expert meetings. We concentrate on branches of international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence, and protection of human rights. Established in 2007, the Geneva Academy has acquired a global reputation for excellent teaching and research, and it attracts students of high quality to its master’s and training programmes. Our more than 660 graduates are employed around the world, promoting and protecting International humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights (HR) in governments, NGOs, international organizations and academic institutions. The Geneva Academy thus contributes to the dissemination of legal knowledge in these crucial sectors. Our scientific research focuses on clarifying IHL, strengthening human rights protection, and developing the areas of complementarity between IHL and international human rights law. In these areas, the Geneva Academy makes a specific contribution to policy development and debate, in government and among scholars and practitioners. Jointly established by the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the Geneva Academy is a cosmopolitan community located in the heart of Geneva, an international city and humanitarian hub. Through close interaction with international organizations, NGOs, experts, and governments, we actively participate in global discussions of IHL, HR, international criminal law, and transitional justice.


Master programmes
  • LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law
  • Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict 
Training and short courses

Training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in the fields of Armed Conflict, Human Rights Protection, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Transitional Justice, International Criminal Justice, Law and Security, UN Human Rights Mechanisms