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Military Department

Visit the Military Department webpage and consult its foundation, advanced and thematic training offer on International Humanitarian Law/Law of Armed Conflict and its several fields of application.

Department of Refugee Law and Migration Law

Visit the webpage of the Department of Refugee Law and Migration Law and consult the training offer on Refugee Law, Migration Law, Statelessness, Internal Displacement and much more.

Special Projects Department

Visit the Special Projects Department webpage and consult the training offer, projects, conferences and other activities related to IHL/LOAC, Disaster Law and many other topics.

About us

With over 50 years of experience in designing and offering training programmes to government officials, military officials, civil society, and civilians, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law is a pioneer in promoting the dissemination, application and the development of international humanitarian law, refugee law, migration law and human rights.

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The Institute

Discover the Sanremo Institute, its history and mission of dissemination of all the rules and principles of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, International Refugee Law, Migration Law and many other related fields.

Sanremo Round Table

Held in September since the foundation of the Institute, the Sanremo “Round Table on current issues of IHL” allows practitioners from the academic, diplomatic, military and humanitarian circles to meet informally and thoroughly discuss the most topical issues relating to the promotion, respect and development of IHL, human rights and many other related issues in the framework of the globally-renowned “humanitarian dialogue in the Spirit of Sanremo”.

Sanremo Review on IHL

For the very first time in its history, the IIHL is inviting its Members to contribute to its mission by delivering articles to be published in a “Sanremo Review on IHL”, which will address the most crucial and current issues of the implementation and respect of the IHL principles all over the world.

This web area will be soon available, stay tuned!

Latest updates

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