The International Institute of Humanitarian Law


The Institute

The International Institute of Humanitarian Law is an independent, “non-profit, humanitarian association having social values as its objectives”. The Institute was founded in 1970 in Sanremo, Italy to promote international humanitarian law and related subjects. From the headquarters in Villa Ormond the Institute takes initiatives and carries out activities of a practical and multidisciplinary character, in particular, by organising courses of teaching, training and advanced studies in the fields of international humanitarian law, human rights, refugee law and related issues; by promoting dialogue with a view to fostering better respect and implementation of international law, and by organising international conferences, meetings and seminars of scholars and practitioners. Internationally, the Institute is reputed as a centre of excellence in the field of training, research, and the dissemination of all aspects of international humanitarian law.
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The Institute is composed of six statury bodies namely the General Assembly, the President, the Council, the Executive Board, the Secretary-General and the Treasurer. Members of the Institute are of different nationalities. They are persons that have particularly distinguished themselves through competence or activities in fields of specific interest to the Organisation. Institutions significantly contributing to the work of the Institute may also be admitted as members.
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The Institute has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the participatory status with the Council of Europe. The Institute is member of the NATO Partnership Training and Education Centres.
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Looking for a career with the Institute? Find an open position that matches your skills, experience, and interests. The Institute also offers prospective interns the opportunity of spending a period of time dedicated to assisting in the preparation of its activities.
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