The 44th edition of the annual Sanremo Round Table on current issues of IHL was held online from 6th to 15th September 2021.
The flagship event of the Institute, jointly organized with the International Committee of the Red Cross, addressed the issue of “Pandemics, armed conflict, and international humanitarian law”.

The event gathered high-level international experts and practitioners who investigated the most topical issues related to the implementation of IHL rules in conflict-affected areas in times of pandemics, with particular attention to the legal and operational challenges arising from such a critical combination of humanitarian crises. The specialised debate not only dealt with the role of humanitarian actors in providing assistance to the civil population affected by the double threat pandemic-armed conflict or with the protection of civilians living in areas controlled by Non-State Armed Groups during the pandemic. Additionally, it analysed the diversified role played by armed forces in response to the Covid-19 emergency in many countries of the world.

8th September 2021

The provision of medical care in times of armed conflict

13th September 2021

The role and challenges of humanitarian actors in providing aid and assistance to populations affected by armed conflict and pandemics

15th September 2021

The protection of persons living in areas beyond state control and the role of non-State armed groups in addressing the pandemic