Joint Centres

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)




GVA Academy

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.







The Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitar­ian Action is the humanitarian platform of Geneva’s academic environment, offering a variety of training courses and diplomas to humanitarian professionals and conducting multi-disciplinary research on topics of humanitarian action.







The Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement works on international dispute settlement in broad terms, including international commercial, investment and sports arbi­tration, WTO dispute settlement, proceedings before the Inter­national Court of Justice, negotiation and mediation. It conducts cutting-edge research and provides fulltime postgraduate legal education in the field of international dispute settlement.