New Publication | International Law by Jan Klabbers
Posted on 22 April 2013
Visiting Professor Jan Klabbers has published a new book entitled International Law with Cambridge University Press. The textbook has been hailed as offering a refreshingly clear presentation of the field. It also places law in context by adressing the dynamic system in which it is embedded. Based in the University of Helsinki, Professor Klabbers is visiting the Graduate Institute for the Spring term 2013 and is teaching the Law of Treaties and the Law of International Organizations.
Professors in the News | Drones and the Arms Trade Treaty
Posted on 12 April 2013
Professor Andrea Bianchi made an appeal for a legal response to drones ("Pourquoi il faut doter les robots militaires d'un code éthique", Le Temps, April 3), whereas Professor Andrew Clapham notes the historic achievements of the recently adopted Arms Trade Treaty ("Un traité historique", Le Temps, April 3).
Public Lecture | Kofi Annan
Posted on 11 April 2013
On 26 March 2013, Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, participated in a discussion based on his recent memoir "Interventions: A Life in War and Peace" organised by the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva with the support of the Kofi Annan Foundation. Mr Annan took part in a candid discussion with Graduate Institute Adjunct Professor Nicolas Michel. The full lecture can be viewed by clicking here.
ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition | Graduate Insitute Team Advances to World Rounds
Posted on 30 March 2013
Our team placed 2nd in the European Regional Rounds of the ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition, thereby qualifying for the World Oral Round to be held in Geneva this coming May. The team, consisting of Marina Mittelbach, Natsumi Oka, Anastasia Smirnova and Nicolas Zahn, have continued the successful legacy of the Graduate Institute in the WTO Moot Court Competition. It is the fifth consecutive year that an IHEID team has qualified for the World Oral Round. Their dedicated coaches - and last year's World Champions - are Liesbeth Casier and Stephanie Cunningham. Coungratulations!
New Publication | Privatizing War
Posted on 22 March 2013
Prof Vincent Chetail, currently on academic leave at Harvard University, has published a volume on private military and security companies under public international law with Lindsey Cameron. The book is entitled Privatizing War and is published by Cambridge University Press (2013). For more information, click here.
Jessup Competition | Graduate Institute Team wins Swiss National Rounds
Posted on 11 March 2013
The team from the Graduate Institute won the Swiss National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held in Geneva on 23 February 2013. The Jessup Competition simulates a case before the International Court of Justice in both its written and oral phases. Our team members are Cindy Helfer, Seira Yun, Alexandre Maltais and Matthew Seet. Their coaches are Arianna Whelan, Tee Wongkaew and Kendra Magraw. They will travel to Washington to compete in the International Rounds on early April. Coungratulations!
MIDS Lecture | Judge Bernardo Sepúlveda
Posted on 08 March 2013
Yesterday, Judge Bernardo Sepúlveda delivered the Annual MIDS Lecture entitled "Latin America in the ICJ: Recent Cases" in the context of the Geneva Master in International Dispute Settlement. Judge Sepúlveda is the current Vice-President of the International Court of Justice. The MIDS is a specialized joint programme of The Graudate Institute and the University of Geneva. For more information on the MIDS, click here.
Geneva Dialogues | Professor Philippe Sands
Posted on 08 March 2013
This year's Geneva Dialogues hosted by the Center for International Environmental Studies welcomed Prof Philippe Sands from the University of London, who delivered a lecture entitled "The Future of International Environmental Law". For more information on the event, click here.
TEDx Talk | Professor Viñuales proposes Tax on Bottled Water
Posted on 30 November 2012
Prof Jorge Viñuales delivered a TEDx Talk on 25 October in Zurich. He proposed a small transactional tax on bottled water to be used for water protection, distribution and research. Click here to see the talk on YouTube, and here for the full press release.
New Publication | The Draft Arms Trade Treaty
Posted on 5 November 2012
A briefing on the Draft Arms Trade Treaty has been published by the Geneva Academy of International and Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. The document contains a helpful introductory discussion of the preliminary negotiations, followed by article-by-article commentary of core provisions. The Academy is a joint centre of The Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva. The document can be downloaded here. For more about the Academy click here.
News Briefing | What's at Stake for the Arms Trade Treaty?
Posted on 31 October 2012
Prof Andrew Clapham offered yesterday an assessment of the current text of the Arms Trade Treaty. While pointing out the draft's various flaws, he emphasized that a weak treaty could be worse than no treaty. Click here for more.
New Publication | Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement
Posted on 29 October 2012
This new volume, co-edited by Profs L. Boisson de Chazournes, M. Kohen and J. Viñuales examines the oft-neglected interaction between diplomatic and judicial means of dispute settlement. The book is the result of joint collaboration between the American Society of International Law, the European Society of International Law, and the Latin American Society of International Law with the support of the Swiss Directorate of Public International Law. Contributors include former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, ICJ Vice-President Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor, Prof Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Prof Georges Abi-Saab, Emeritus Professors of International Law at The Graduate Institute. Find out more about the book here.
Opinio Juris Blog | Informal International Lawmaking
Posted on 18 October 2012
A new volume, Informal International Lawmaking (Joost Pauwelyn et al, eds, OUP, 2012) was reviewed at the Opinio Juris international law blog. The book contains contributions by Law Department Professors Joost Pauwelyn, Andrea Bianchi and Jan Klabbers. Access the ongoing Opinio Juris debate here. Further details about the book are here.
Institute's Team Wins Prestigious WTO Moot Court Competition
Posted on 9 June 2012
In the 10th Edition of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) moot court competition on WTO law, four students from the Graduate Institute outshined competitors from around the world and secured victory in the competition’s Final Oral Round held in Montpellier, France. More...
New Programme | LL.M. in International Law
Posted on 9 June 2012
The International Law Department has launched an LL.M. in International Law beginning on September 2013. The LL.M. will provide advanced, comprehensive and practical training in international law to a select group of legal scholars from a diverse variety of backgrounds and traditions. Applications for the 2013-2014 Programme opened on 1 September 2012 and close on 15 January 2013. More...