19th Competition on LOAC/IHL for Military Academies

Sanremo, 22-25 March 2021

To be released soon

To be released soon

The Academies Competition provides teams of 3 Officer Cadets from the top military academies from around the world with an early appreciation of the critical importance of humanitarian law in multi-national military operations. This is achieved by dividing the cadets into multi-national mixed teams representing fictional countries involved in an escalating international military operation.

Each team has to deal effectively with the reality of complex geopolitical situations while at the same time conducting an efficient military operation in accordance with the obligations of IHL. Each team is required to provide advice to an experienced Joint Operations Commander (JOC) in the presence of IHL experts who continually evaluate the performance of the cadets both individually and as a team.

At the conclusion of the Competition prizes will be awarded to the best mixed teams and the best individual cadets according to their overall scores. A special “Spirit of Sanremo” prize is also awarded to the most deserving cadet.

Administrative Information

Participation quota amounts to €2.500 per team. It must be remitted before the start of the course by bank transfer or, at the latest, upon arrival in cash or Euro currency cheque. Visa and/or Mastercard are also accepted either on the website or at the Institute.

Please consult the FAQs for further information.

Queries on the course registration and administrative questions should be directed to Ms Patrizia Di Pietro at: patrizia@iihl.org.