The Council of the Institute, according to the art. 8 of the Statutes “oversees the management and determines the programme of activities of the Institute according to the general policy established by the General Assembly”.

The Municipality of Sanremo and the Italian Red Cross are ex officio Council members.


  • Professor Fausto POCAR 
    Judge, Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; Emeritus Professor, University of Milan


  • Ambassador Benoît D’ABOVILLE, Vice-President of Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique; former Permanent Representative of France to NATO
  • Dr. Baldwin DE VIDTS, former Legal Advisor to the NATO Secretary-General
  • Professor Edoardo GREPPI  Professor of International Law and Humanitarian Law, Department of Law, University of Turin
  • Professor Michel VEUTHEY, Ambassador to monitor and combat human trafficking, Order of Malta; Associate Professor, Webster University


  • Lieutenant General (Retired) Giorgio BATTISTI, former Commanding General of Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Dr. Helen DURHAM, Director of Law and Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Judge Liu DAQUN , Vice-President, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague
  • Professor Yoram DINSTEIN , Emeritus Professor, University of Tel Aviv; President of the United Nations Association of Israel
  • Brigadier Dr. Karl EDLINGER, Legal Adviser, Austrian Armed Forces
  • Ambassador Marie JACOBSSON , Principal Legal Adviser on International Law, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Member of the UN International Law Commission
  • Captain (Retired) Dennis MANDSAGER, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S, Navy
  • Colonel Carl MARCHAND, Head, IHL and Human Rights Section, Swiss Armed Forces
  • Ms Shoko SHIMOZAWA, Head of UNHCR Global Learning and Service Centre
  • Brigadier Darren STEWART OBE, Head, Operational Law, British Army Headquarters
  • Mr. Johan RAUTENBACH, Legal Counsel and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs, IOM
  • Ambassador Soad SHALABY, International Cooperation Advisor, Egyptian National Council for Women
  • Dr. Stephan WEBER, Director, Leadership Development and Civil Education Centre
  • MUNICIPALITY OF SANREMO (ex officio member)
  • ITALIAN RED CROSS (ex officio member)


  • Ms Stefania BALDINI, Secretary-General **
  • Mr. Mauro GIANCATERINO, Treasurer
(*) President, Vice-Presidents and Council members do not receive any remuneration for their services.