International Law Faculty and Curriculum
The International Law Faculty is a high level and diverse academic community that is strongly engaged in the issues of theory, policy and practice that arise in international law and relations today. Faculty members are respected international experts in their fields, who are active in research and publication, as well as providing advice to governments and international organisations, and serving on key international bodies.
LL.M., Harvard; Ph.D., Milan. Faculty Member since 2002. His recent publications include: The International Regulation of the Use of Force: the Politics of Interpretive Method, LJIL, 2009/4 (forthcoming); Non State Actors and International Law, 2009; The Magic of Jus Cogens, 19 EJIL 491-508 (2008); Counterterrorism: Democracy's Challenge, 2008 (co-edited with A. Keller).
- Counterterrorism and International Law
- International Human Rights and Judicial Interpretation: a Critical Approach
- International Law-Making
- International Law Methods
Ph.D., Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Faculty Member since 2003. Prof. Chetail is Director of the Master in International Affairs and Research Director at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and at the Programme for the Study of Global Migration. He is Editor-in-Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly (OUP) and Editor of the series "Organisation internationale et relations internationales" and "Axes" (Bruylant). His recent publications include Post-Conflict Peacebuilding - A Lexicon (OUP, 2009).
- Droits de l'homme et conflits armés
- Droit international des réfugiés
- Droit international et consolidation de la paixv
Ph.D., European University Institute, Florence. Faculty Member since 1997. Andrew Clapham is Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute. His books include Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors (OUP) and Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (OUP).
- Brierly's "Law of Nations" Revisted:
General Course on Public International Law
- Human Rights Through the Concepts
- The International Legal Framework for the Protection of Human Rights
LL.M., University of London. Faculty Member since 2003. Louise Doswald-Beck is a Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute and at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She was Director of its predecessor, the University Center for International Humanitarian Law. She was formerly Head of the Legal Division of the ICRC and Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists. Her books include Customary International Humanitarian Law (CUP).
Ph.D., Institut d'études politiques de Paris; Agrégé des facultés de droit (France). Faculty Member since 2008. Pierre-Marie Dupuy is also Professor of International Law, on secondment, at Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), and Visiting Professor at Michigan (Ann Arbor), Munich and Madrid (Complutense). Previously Professor at the European University Institute (Florence). He gave the General Course at The Hague Academy of International Law. He is the Co-Director of the Revue générale de droit international public.
- Droit international général et droit international des Nations Unies
- L'intérêt pour agir en droit international public
- The Interpretation of Sources in Public International Law
- The Responsibility of States, International Organisations and Individuals in Public International Law
Ph.D., Strasbourg; Agrégé des facultés de droit (France). Faculty Member since 1994. Jean-Michel Jacquet is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute; previously tenured Univ Dakar, Toulouse. Director "Journal du droit international"; French delegate Working Group II Uncitral; Areas of expertise: Private International Law International Contracts, International Trade Law.
- Conflits de juridiction et arbitrage dans le contentieux économique international
- Droit du commerce international : Contrats, investissements et contentieux international dans le domaine de l'énergie
- Droit du commerce international : sociétés et groupes de sociétés
- Droit international privé
Ph.D., University of Geneva. Faculty Member since 1995. Professor Marcelo Kohen is an associate member of the Institut de Droit international. He is also associated member of the Institut de droit international and counsel for a number of States in cases before the International Court of Justice. His book 'Possession Contestée et Souveraineté territoriale' was awarded the Paul Guggenheim Prize 1997.
- Les conflits territoriaux en droit international contemporain
- Les fondements du droit international
- Judicial Settlement of Inter-State Disputes
Ph.D., University of Geneva. Faculty Member since 1995. He was the Director of the ILO for Central and Eastern Europe, and Director of the International Institute of Social Studies. He worked with the World Bank, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the OECD and the UNDP. He was a Visiting Professor at Cornell University New-York and a Lecturer at the University of Paris IX-Dauphine.
- Droit international des investissements
- Droit monétaire international
Ph.D., University of Fribourg; M.A. (International Relations), Georgetown. Faculty Member since 2008. Nicolas Michel is also a Full Professor at the University of Geneva, Faculty of Law. He was Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations from 2004 to 2008. He acted as the Director of the International Law Directorate in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs from 1998 to 2003, and served as the Legal Adviser of the same Department from 1998 to 2004. He was professor of international law and european law at the University of Fribourg, Law Faculty, from 1987 to 2004.
- La responsabilité de protéger
Lic. Jur. Leuven; M.Juris Oxford; Ph.D. Neuchâtel. Francis Deak Prize 2009. Faculty Member since 2007. Co-Director, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, Senior Advisor, King & Spalding LLC. Areas of expertise: law of international trade (WTO) and investment. Previously tenured professor at Duke Law School, legal officer, WTO (1996-2002).
- International Institutions and Regulation
- International Trade Law
- Trade Law Clinic
Jorge E. VINUALES
LL.M., Harvard; Ph.D., Sciences Po Paris. Faculty member since 2009. Professor Vinuales is also Counsel with the law firm Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler and Executive-Director of the Latin-American Society of International Law. He is active as both an academic and a practitioner in the fields of international environmental law and investment arbitration.
- Climate Change in International Law
- Principes de droit international de l'environnement
- Sovereignty over Natural Resources
Other International Law courses include:
And Doctoral Research Seminar, which brings together Ph.D. candidates, Visiting researchers, Assistants, Faculty, Visiting Faculty and distinguished guest speakers.
- Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Armed Conflict
- Histoire et philosophie du droit international
- Human Rights Indicators: Meeting Human Rights Targets
- International Criminal Law through the Cases at the International and National Levels
- International Health Law
- Les grands règlements de paix de 1648 à nos jours
- Peace-keeping and Human Rights
- The Right to Health
- WIPO and International Intellectual Property Law