The CIDS is a joint academic center of the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies and the University of Geneva.

Its mission is to explore, understand, and inform about international dispute settlement; to independently study its developments, dynamics, and norms; and to educate future actors.



Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Prof. Thomas Schultz

Executive Directors

Ms. Mariona Cusi Vidal (MIDS)

Ms. Ana Ruiz Arenas (CIDS)

Academic Administrator

Mr. Robert McLaren

Academic Staff in Residence

Dr Lorenzo Palestini

Dr Dafina Atanasova

Administrative Staff

Ms. Evelyne Bryden

Ms. Catherine Cervantes Nuñez

Associate Researchers

Dr Réka Papp

Dr Facundo Perez Aznar

Dr Michele Potestà

Maria Florencia Sarmiento


MIDS Regulations


The CIDS Council is the overarching body supervising both the CIDS and the MIDS. Half of its members are appointed by the University of Geneva, the other half by the Graduate Institute. The Council sets the strategy and oversees all matters regarding the functioning of the Center.

Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Prof. Zachary Douglas

Mr. Elliott Geisinger

Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler

Prof. Marcelo Kohen

Mr. Michael Schoell

Prof. Thomas Schultz

Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf


MIDS Alumni 2015









Graduate Institute of International and
Development Studies

IHEID Officielle



University of Geneva

Faculty of Law



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