36th Sanremo Round Table on Current Issues of IHL

The 2013 Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law, held in Sanremo from 5 to 7 September 2013, addressed the issue of “Respecting International Humanitarian Law: Challenges and Responses“.
The 36th Round Table provided a prestigious forum and a special occasion for addressing the complex challenges raised by the respect for IHL and for trying to identify appropriate responses. Its work focused on several main thematic areas including: the observance of IHL in recent conflicts; the respect of IHL through training and dissemination; the challenge of IHL compliance and the lessons on IHL compliance from other systems of international law; the implementation of IHL after the end of an armed conflict. The Round Table gathered together around 200 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.