Second edition of the essay competition “Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law”

On the occasion of the 42nd Round Table on Current Issues of International Humanitarian Law, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross are pleased to announce the second “Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law” essay competition.

The winner will be invited to present at the Round Table in Sanremo (Italy) on 4-6 September 2019 and to publish the essay in the proceedings.

The topic of the 2019 Round Table will be “Wither the human in armed conflict? IHL implications of new technology in warfare”, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. Expert discussions will focus primarily on the impact that new technologies have on warfare and how international humanitarian law responds to technological developments. The International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross have the pleasure to invite submission of short essays addressing a subject under one of the following broad topics:

  • IHL and the Challenges Related to Cyber Warfare
  •  Artificial Intelligence in Warfare

Download here the rules and procedures for the essay competiton.