In order to offer a broad research perspective of critical global issues, the Graduate Institute works in close collaboration with the University of Geneva through three joint centres:
- Geneva Academy (The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights)
- CERAH (Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action)
- CIDS (Center for International Dispute Settlement)
The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – a joint centre of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies – provides post-graduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and organizes training courses and expert meetings. It concentrates on branches of international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence, and protection of human rights.
In addition the Geneva Academy hosts the Geneva Human Rights Platform which provides a neutral and dynamic forum of interaction in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights to debate topical issues and challenges related to the functioning of the Geneva-based human rights system.