44th Sanremo Round Table on Current Issues of IHL: “Pandemics, armed conflict and international humanitarian law”

In September 2021 (Monday 6, Wednesday 8, Monday 13 and Wednesday 15), the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, in cooperation with the ICRC, organized the 44th Sanremo Round Table on Current Issues of IHL. The event was organized as a webinar series, addressing some of the most topical issues related to the implementation of IHL rules in conflict-affected areas in time of pandemics.

The event addressed the role of humanitarian actors in providing assistance to the civil population affected by the double threat pandemic-armed conflict or with the protection of civilians living in areas controlled by Non-State Armed Groups during the pandemic. Additionally, it analyzed the diversified role played by armed forces in response to the Covid-19 emergency in many countries of the world.

Professor Giulio Bartolini, Director of the Jean Monnet Project DILAW4EU, participated to the webinar held on 13th September 2021, addressing the issue of “Humanitarian relief operations for populations affected by armed conflict and pandemics: The commonalities and differences between international humanitarian law and international disaster law”.

Programme and videos of the event are available here.