Sanremo Round Table
The Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law, organized by the Institute every year in September in co-operation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, is an international gathering very much appreciated by the international community as it offers an opportunity for periodic dialogue and debate on crucial topics of international humanitarian law.
The 2017 Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law (IHL) will take place in Sanremo from 7 to 9 September 2017. The Round Table will focus on "The Additional Protocols forty years later: new conflicts, new actors, new perspectives"
Download the draft agenda here.
This year’s Round Table will mark the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions and will focus on the topic of the protection of civilians and gender violence during both armed conflict and internal violence. Discussions will be specially directed towards the situations in which civilians are exposed to direct attacks and other acts of violence in both NIACs and situations below the threshold of armed conflict.
The issue of gender, which is an increasingly important subject, will also be a central theme and will be discussed with the aim of clarifying the role of gender in the context of IHL by addressing specific aspects such as gender-based violence, gender and weapons and gender and arms control.
Click here to register. Participation quota: € 300. Regretfully, no scholarships are available for this event.
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The Sanremo Round Table encourages members of scientific, diplomatic, institutional and military circles from all over the world to meet informally and to examine the more burning issues concerning the promotion of, respect for and development of international humanitarian law with an eye to the future.
More than forty years of meetings and intense academic activity addressing the main topics of humanitarian law, under the auspices of the Institute, have created what has universally become known as “humanitarian dialogue in the spirit of Sanremo”.
A full list of congresses, international conferences and Round Tables since the Institute's foundation is available here.
Below the most recent publications of the proceedings of the Sanremo Round Tables.
- 39th Round Table on current issues of IHL, 8-10 September 20116
Weapons and international rule of law
- 38th Round Table on current issues of IHL, 3-5 September 2015
"The distinction between International and Non-International Armed Conflicts"
- 37th Round Table on current issues of IHL, 4-6 September 2014
"Conduct of Hostilities: the Practice, the Law and the Future"
- 36th Round Table on current issues of IHL, 5-6 September 2013
"Respecting IHL: Challenges and Responses"
- 35th Round Table on current issues of IHL, 6-8 September 2012
"Private, Military and Security Companies"
- 34th Round Table on current issues of IHL 8-10 September 2011
"International Humanitarian Law and New Weapons Technologies"