The Institute publishes texts, essays, handbooks and manuals that aim to contribute to the awareness of issues relevant to International Humanitarian Law and its different aspects, Refugee Law and Migration Law. Here below are reported the most relevant publications.

Since 1998 the Institute has continued to produce a series of publications dedicated to the proceedings of the Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law.

The San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea was prepared during the period 1988-1994 by a group of legal and naval experts participating in their personal capacity in a series of Round Tables convened by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law.
The Sanremo Handbook on the Rules of Engagement (RoE), published in November 2009, represents the only work of this type which sets out to explain in a practical way the complex procedures and methodology governing the development and implementation of Rules of Engagement.
More recently the Institute supported the drafting of the UNESCO Manual on the Protection of Cultural Property. The Manual, compiled by a team of internationally-renowned experts, serves as a practical guide to the implementation by military forces of the rules governing the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.
The Handbook on “Integrating Gender Perspectives into International Operations” – the Sanremo Handbook on Gender – represents the concrete contribution of the Sanremo Institute to the promotion of gender perspectives with regard to the protection of specific groups of vulnerable individuals in conflict areas.

Since 2000 the Institute publishes and distributes a newsletter every three months which periodically inform Members, former participants and the IIHL Sanremo community about activities, events and projects organised in Sanremo and in other part of the world.

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