The 2000 Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law, held in Sanremo from 31 August to 2 September 2000, addressed the issue of “Humanitarian Action and State Sovereignty“.

The meeting took on the delicate relationship between Humanitarian Action and State Sovereignty, in a world where the State itself is often in crisis or falling apart. Since many questions are still unanswered and problems unsolved, particularly in the implementation of International Humanitarian Law in the light of State Sovereignty, this edition of the Round Table tried to contribute to finding appropriate answers and solutions to the issues at stake.

The Round Table gathered together a few hundred participants from the different regions of the world including military experts, academics and representatives of governments, international organizations, IHL practitioners  and NGOs which spent two to discuss IHL related detention key issues.