“Wither the human in armed conflict? IHL implications of new technology in warfare”

On the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

Sanremo, 4-6 September 2019

The Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law, traditionally 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.

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The Sanremo Round Table, milestone of the activities of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, 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 the “humanitarian dialogue in the spirit of Sanremo”.

The next Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law (IHL), jointly organized by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross, will take place in Sanremo from 4 to 6 September 2019.

The Round Table will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions by addressing the topic  “Whither the human in armed conflict? IHL implications of new technology in warfare”.

On the occasion of such an important anniversary, cyber warfare, artificial intelligence and other contemporary legal challenges deriving from the use of new technologies in military operations will constitute the defining issues of the event.

The Sanremo Round Table, the flagship activity of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, is an international gathering which, for nearly 50 years, has encouraged 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, respect and development of international humanitarian law.