45th Sanremo Round Table on Current Issues of IHL

The 45th edition of the annual Sanremo Round Table on current issues of IHL was held in Sanremo and online from 7th to 9th September 2022. The flagship event of the Institute, jointly organized with the International Committee of the Red Cross, addressed the issue of “After the Conflict Before the Peace: Legal, Military and Humanitarian Issues during the Transition”.
The Round Table, with the participation of high-level international experts and practitioners, investigated some of the crucial issues regarding the application of IHL in post-conflict situations, by examining the lessons learned from recent operations, as well as the legal, military and humanitarian issues experienced during post-conflict transitions. This included, among other key aspects, the legal responsibility of military and humanitarian practitioners towards the civilian population; the challenges related to the evacuation of non-combatants from conflict areas and the legal status of evacuated civilians; the issue of the responsibility of governments and individuals towards refugees and IDPs; the disarmament and infrastructure reconstruction processes.