Ugo Genesio was one of the founding members of the IIHL, to which he devoted 30 years of his life in his pivotal position as Secretary-General.

On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the Institute had the great pleasure of publishing the English translation of Dr. Genesio’s book, originally drafted in Italian (“Le leggi dell’umanità”), and extend its dissemination to a wider public.

The book narrates the origin and the history of the Institute, introducing the reader to the intentions of the founding members and the steps taken by the Institute as it develops into a centre of excellence in training and research. The book brings to life the crucial years of the Institute and highlights the importance of carrying on its tradition in full compliance with its mandate, as expressed in its Statutes.