Reminder: Antonio Cassese Summer School

Countries emerging from armed conflict face important challenges: re-­establishing the rule of law, achieving conflict mitigation and prevention, integrating traumatic events, inscribing and negotiating memories, as well as strengthening reconciliation, nation-­building and identity. While many of the measures traditionally applied in the context of post-authoritarian regimes constitute today important guidelines, contemporary post-conflict settings seem to require a fine-tuned, targeted and sensitive approach, embracing political, security, transitional justice-related and social factors, likely to support, in the longer run, peace as well as equitable political, economic and social order.

The Antonio Cassese Initiative Summer School invites advanced law and international affairs students as well as junior professionals to participate

The Faculty is composed by internationally renowned professors and leading experts and practitioners in the field, such as: Pablo de Greiff,  UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence; Juan Ernesto Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment; Volker Türk, Director of International Protection, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC); Christine Chinkin, Professor of International law, London School of Economics; Madeleleine Rees, Secretary-General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF); Keith Krause, Professor, International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey; Theo van Boven, Emeritus Professor of International Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands; Mona Rishmawi, Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch in the OHCHR; Ruti Teitel, Straus Fellow at New York University Law School’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice (2012-2013), Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School; Norman Farrell, Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon; Priscilla Hayner, independent consultant, co-founder of the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ);  Mark Freeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Integrated Transitions; Mô Bleeker, Special Envoy, Head of the Task Force for Dealing with the Past and Prevention of Atrocities, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; Harmen van der Wilt, Professor of International Criminal Law, Amsterdam School of Law, University of Amsterdam; Cecile Aptel, Senior Legal Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR.

During the Summer School, information will be circulated among participants on internship opportunities with Geneva-based organizations and institutions, which will start late in the summer or at the beginning of the fall 2013.

The Antonio Cassese Summer School is organized in the framework of the Summer School Programmes of the University of Geneva


and The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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