The XXXIX Round Table on current issues of International Humanitarian Law, jointly organised by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross, took place in Sanremo from 8th to 10th September 2016.
This year, the Sanremo Round Table focused on the issue of “Weapons and International Rule of Law”. International humanitarian law makes clear that the choice of weapons used by parties to a conflict is not unlimited. The Round Table discussed the several issues regarding the application of the law on weapons and the international rule of law. It considered best practices in applying the legal prohibition on weapons of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering. It also covered the question of weapons reviews, particularly in the light of the increasing pace of technologies become more and more relevant.
Speakers contribution at the Round Table are available here.