43rd Sanremo Round Table on Current Issues of IHL

The 43rd edition of the annual Sanremo Round Table on current issues of IHL, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Institute, was held online from 9th September to 7th October 2020.
The flagship event of the Institute, jointly organized with the International Committee of the Red Cross, addressed the issue of “New Dimensions and Challenges of Urban Warfare”. The event gathered high-level international experts and practitioners who investigated some of the crucial issues regarding the application of IHL in urban military operations, by examining the lessons learned from recent operations, the humanitarian consequences of urban warfare, the choice of means and methods in the urban context, and if a change of approach from the different actors, concerning the protection of civilians, is required in the urban environment.

Video recordings

Protecting civilians during urban warfare. Lessons learned from recent operations

The provision of medical care in times of armed conflict

Addressing the humanitarian consequences of urban warfare in the midst of the hostilities

The choice of means and methods in urban warfare

Is a change of approach required to better protect civilians in the urban environment?