The University Centre for International Humanitarian Law (UCIHL) in Geneva has offered a Master of Advanced Studies (LL.M. equivalent) in International Humanitarian Law since its creation in 2002. As the only graduate program in the world to provide comprehensive training in the legal fields related to armed conflict and emergency situations, UCIHL brings together from around the globe gifted graduate students who are eager to hone their knowledge and skills in these dynamic areas of the law. UCIHL's list of sponsors reflects its commitment to combining academic excellence with an approach informed by professionals in the field - the Graduate Institute of International Studies, the University of Geneva Faculty of Law, the University of Lausanne, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UCIHL graduates typically go on to join these and other international organizations and governmental entities, as well as various non-governmental organizations, private practice and academia.
Starting September 2007, UCIHL will transform into the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, which will build on UCIHL's successful programs. As with UCIHL, instruction at the Academy will be given, in English and French, to the highest academic standards.
We invite motivated individuals who have, or expect to have, a law degree and who are proficient in either English or French to apply for the 2007-2008 Master's degree program. The program requires one academic year of rigorous study, participation in a simulated negotiation and the completion of a thesis. Enrollment is limited to ensure maximum interaction with UCIHL's faculty members, so prospective students should not procrastinate submitting their applications.
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