INTERNATIONAL GENEVA

PADDLING FOR CANCER: Reaching out with success

IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE UP IN THE JURA MOUNTAINS (on the shores of the Lac de Joux to be precise) on the first Sunday...
photo of Nelson Mandela and Klaus Schwab

Geneva’s unlikeliest revolutionary

  You'd hardly expect a business professor or company executive to name Nelson Mandela and Shimon Peres as the two people he most admires. But...

David Horobin: “In today’s world a major crisis cannot be handled by one individual.”

GG: Could you give us the backstory as to how you came into crisis management? DH: I’m a logistician by profession. Out of university, armed...

Swiss banks & money-laundering in the shadows of Latin American democracy

IN JUNE 2015, MARCELO ODEBRECHT, THE CEO OF NORBERTO ODEBRECHT and the man in command of one of the world’s largest construction companies, was arrested in...

Inger Andersen: “No one can go it alone on sustainable development.”

“NATURE CONSERVATION USED TO BE CONSIDERED – perhaps – a stand-alone issue, but today we can simply no longer think this way,” Inger Andersen told...

Switzerland’s first driverless bus. A new public transport solution?

The experimental SmartShuttle service is due to continue until the end of October. The utilitarian argument has been to take heavily-laden shoppers and pensioners...

The Last Animals – A documentary on the deadly consequences of the global rhino...

  The film follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and crime syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa's front lines...

International Geneva: Already a leader in the next Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab calls it the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It's the one that will do away with middle-class and professional jobs...

Speaking Up for the Other Europe

Brussels meant the Big Boys, the nabobs of nationalism and bureaucratic mandarins of the European Union for whom the European ideal was a larger...

Eva Joly on Corruption in France : The time of impunity is over

As a former investigating magistrate, Eva Joly probably knows better than anyone the problems of France’s own backyard. For the past 20 years, she...

Knocking it all down: French property developers dictate Lake Geneva’s urban vision.

 Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got 'Till it's gone They paved paradise And put up a parking lot.” (Joni Mitchell: Yellow Taxi) Nazi...

International Tribunals: Justice must be seen to be done

On 31 January, 2017, the African Union (AU), in a divisive debate during its annual heads-of-state meeting, called for a mass withdrawal of its...

CIVITAS MAXIMA—A Tiny Swiss Group of Lawyers Takes on War crimes and Crimes Against...

Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened for business 15 years ago only four cases have been successfully tried. The ICC was originally intended...

Do Not Love a Refugee – A poem

Do not love a refugee. His pockets will be cramped, full with the keys of all his journey’s houses; there will be no room...

Trump’s Impact on International Law: A Great unravelling?

Two months into the new United States administration, US President Donald Trump has already had an impact on international law, and the international legal...

Mayors, Napoleons and Corruption: A very French curse.

Last January, police jailed several local officials in the Paris region suspected of corruption in collusion with a property developer. This was followed in...

Geneva’s networking hub: Punching above its weight

AGIR is primarily a highly effective network for better cooperation, says Xavier Cornut, President of the Geneva-based association. Agir works closely with international stakeholders...

New City Mayor : Promoting a Dynamic Geneva

Only recently appointed mayor of Switzerland’s second largest city, 34-year-old Guillaume Barazzone is a man with a mission. As a member of the city...

Berger & Borges : In Geneva’s Cemetery of the Kings

The grave of Borges in the Cemetery of the Kings at Plainpalais, with its headstone inscriptions in Anglo-Saxon and old Norse, has become a...

Luc Hoffmann’s Legacy of Hope for the Planet

If the crane is sent from heaven to transport those destined for eternal life, then surely during his final journey Luc Hoffmann was carried...

Fifa’s Shame : Kidnapping the Game

Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans always win. Or so maintained...