Geneva: Human Rights, Labor, International Law Commission


Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law: Current Challenges

June 23 - July 13, 2019
Professor Claudio Grossman and Professor Claudia Martin

This course will focus on current developments in international human rights law and international humanitarian law and will allow students to explore the practical underpinnings of these two aspects of law in Geneva. Students will have access to the main actors in the United Nations system and civil society who shape the legal and political debate surrounding the UN Human Rights Council and its special mandates, as well as the work of UN treaty bodies. Students will study at the International Law Commission (ILC) with Professor Claudio Grossman.


International Labor Organization: Decent Work Agenda

June 23 - July 13, 2019
Professor Macarena Saez

This course in will focus on the International Labor Organization in Geneva and the multiple ways in which it promotes rights at work, employment and social protection. The course will touch on diverse issues related to the protection of workers such as global supply chains, corporate social responsibility, rights of workers with disabilities, labor migration, and the rights of indigenous peoples, among others.


International Law Commission Independent Study Option


Professor and International Law Commission member Claudio Grossman is looking for students to work as legal assistants from July 8 - Aug 9 in Geneva to support his work at the International Law Commission. Interested students may pursue this opportunity as an independent study and may also use it to complete their upper level writing requirement. Only limited space available. Applications rolling and are not part of the regular summer abroad application process. Please see CareerLink for details. Applicants should send a cover letter discussing their interest in working as a legal assistant to Commissioner Grossman, any relevant coursework and experience in international law, as well as a CV and current transcript to Professor Grossman and Kate Holcombe with “Application for ILC” in the subject line. Please direct questions about this opportunity to Kate Holcombe.