Rules of Engagement (ROE)

Sanremo, 10-14 October 2016

RoE 2015

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The Institute RoE Workshop is the only international training totally focusing on Rules of Engagement design and development.  Aimed at commanders, legal advisors, and other staff officers, this course is must-have training for those who are involved in mission planning and the development of rules for using force during military operations.

Taught by some of the world’s leading authorities on RoE , the Workshop brings together a group of operators and legal advisors from a wide range of nations to discuss not only the basics of ROE development, but also current complex RoE challenges.  Early sessions will include briefings on the legal, policy, and operational issues associated with ROE.  Follow-on sessions will address a wide range of topics, including national and multinational RoE systems, use of the Sanremo RoE Handbook, rules for use of force by private security companies, ROE training, investigation of ROE incidents, claims procedures, and briefings on RoE lessons-learned in national and multinational operations in the land, maritime, and air environments.  Attendees also will participate in small group syndicate discussions.

The Workshop also will include three practical RoE exercises, in which participants use the Sanremo RoE Handbook to draft and brief proposed RoE for various missions conducted by national and multinational forces.  A hypothetical exercise scenario and the Sanremo RoE Handbook will be distributed to participants in advance of the Workshop.  Since the first exercise will be conducted on the first day of the course, participants are strongly encouraged to review the Handbook and exercise scenario prior to arrival in Sanremo.

The most important component of this workshop is the wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and national policies found in the faculty and in the participants. Everyone leaves with a better understanding of how to work with partner nations to accomplish a common objective. If you have any questions about workshop content, please feel free to contact Prof. Dennis Mandsager, Project leader of the Sanremo RoE Handbook, at

Administrative information
The registration fee is 900 Euro. This should be remitted before the start of the course, or on arrival in cash or Euro currency cheque. Visa and/or Mastercard are accepted. The registration fee covers:

  • Workshop material
  • Lunches and coffee breaks on working days
  • Welcome Cocktail and final official dinner
  • Course Photograph, Diploma  and Institute Plaque
  • Transport from/to Nice Airport

The registration fee does not cover all other expenses incurred by the participant such as hotel accommodation, laundry or telephone calls. Participants must ensure that they bring with them sufficient funds to pay for such expenses. Queries on the course including registration and administrative questions should be directed to Ms Maria Jonsson at