On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, the Institute, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, is pleased to invite you to the 43rd Sanremo Round Table on “New Dimensions and Challenges of Urban Warfare” (working title) to be held from 9 to 11 September 2020 in Sanremo (Italy). 


The Sanremo Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law, organized by the Institute every year in September in co-operation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, is an international gathering very much appreciated by the international community as it offers an opportunity for periodic dialogue and debate on crucial topics of international humanitarian law.

The Sanremo Round Table encourages members of scientific, diplomatic, institutional and military circles from all over the world to meet informally and to examine the more burning issues concerning the promotion of, respect for and development of international humanitarian law with an eye to the future.

More than forty years of meetings and intense academic activity addressing the main topics of humanitarian law, under the auspices of the Institute, have created what has universally become known as “humanitarian dialogue in the spirit of Sanremo”.