Submit now your paper for the 2023 Essay Competition “Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law”

On the occasion of the 46th 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 a new edition of the “Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law” essay competition.

The winner of the competition will be invited to present at the Round Table in Sanremo (Italy) on 14-15 September 2023 and to publish the essay in its Proceedings.

While the this year’s Sanremo Round Table will focus on “Strengthening IHL compliance: the conduct of hostilities, the protection of essential services and humanitarian assistance in contemporary armed conflict”, the Institute and the ICRC have the pleasure to invite all those interested to submit essays no longer than 2500 words addressing a subject related to one of the following broad topics:

  • Protecting civilians including categories particularly at risk from illegal forms of instrumentalization
  • Protection of essential services from direct and indirect effects of military operations during contemporary armed conflict
  • Challenges in the provision of humanitarian assistance during contemporary armed conflicts
  • IHL and starvation, hunger and famine in armed conflict

For more information on the call please download the the Rules and Procedures of the Competition above.

DEADLINE: 18th August 2023 at midnight (Rome time).