International Law

Welcome to the International Law Department! We offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, and a richly diverse Faculty and student body.

We offer several degrees. Along with our traditional two-year Master’s and four-year PhD in international law, we have a one-year LLM in International Law.

We also offer specialised joint degrees with the University of Geneva (LLM in International Dispute SettlementLLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, and Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict), and Georgetown Law School (LLM in Global Health and International Institutions).

With up to 50 specialised courses on different international law topics taught each year and with an unrivalled teacher-student ratio allowing for close interaction and real engagement with the Faculty, our students are able to gain a solid grounding in international law.

We teach our students not just how to do law, but also how to think about law. We believe that in order to effectively tackle real-world issues, one needs not just technical knowledge and practical skills, but a deep understanding of what international law is and how it works.

The Graduate Institute's strategic location in the heart of International Geneva enables our students to build strong personal and professional networks with legal practitioners, preparing them for successful international careers.


Looking forward to seeing you in Geneva soon!

Prof. Vincent Chetail, Head of Department