Short Course: The Repression of Terrorism: Issues & Debates


What does international law say about terrorism and its repression? How do we investigate terrorist acts? What limits are imposed by international humanitarian law and human rights on the repression of terrorism? What is the human rights impact of the fight against terrorism? The course analyzes issues related to the fight against terrorism from a criminal law perspective, including the definition of the crime of terrorism, methods of investigation, procedural specificities and international cooperation. The relations between international, criminal law and other legal instruments, including their impact on human rights, are also discussed.


This course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.


  • Thursday 16 February, 18:00-20:30
  • Friday 24 February, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Friday 3 March, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Thursday 9 March, 18:00-20:30
  • Friday 10 March, 18.15-20:45


Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).


Applications for individual courses must be submitted via the online form.


  • An application letter, stating the specific course you are applying for and your motivation for participation
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Copies of relevant degrees and diplomas
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.


Tram 15, Direction Nations – tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique – bus stop Sécheron


Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email

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