Essay competition “Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law”

On the occasion of the 45th Round Table on Current Issues of International Humanitarian Law, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross are pleased to announce the second “Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law” essay competition. The winner will be invited to present at the Round Table in Sanremo (Italy) on 7-9th September 2022 and to publish the essay in its proceedings.

How to participate 

The topic of the 2022 Round Table will be “After the conflict before the peace: legal, military and humanitarian issues during the transition”. The International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross have the pleasure to invite submission of short essays no longer than 2500 words addressing a subject under one of the following broad topics:

  • Planning and preparedness for post-conflict from military and/or humanitarian perspectives
  • Legal and military challenges in Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations 
  • Legal status of evacuees from NEOs and legal responsibility for them

The organisers invite you to focus not only on jus post bellum, but also on the challenges and opportunities for preparing for the aftermath of conflict with on-going IHL obligations, moreover they particularly encourage papers from all those who have a gender or diversity lens on NEOs and related evacuees.

Remember to submitte the essay by the 31st July 2022 at midnight (CEST).