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Sanctions in Public International Law

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What role do sanctions play in international law? What are the conditions for implementing sanctions against a state? Who decides? Are sanctions a useful tool for avoiding or stopping armed conflicts?

This course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to international state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.

In Geneva and Online

The course can be followed in Geneva or online. Please note that the number of places to follow the course in Geneva is limited.


This short 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.


Classes take place on:

  • Friday 19 February 2021, 15:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 26 February 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 5 March 2021, 15:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 12 March 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 19 March 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 26 March 2021, 18:00 – 20:00

Информация об оплате

The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs.

Как зарегистрироваться

Applications for this short course must be submitted via an online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need to include:
  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • 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 for candidates wishing to follow the short course in Geneva (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.