3rd Law at the Operational Level Online Course

11 January 2022


Training in IHL for the military focuses on issues at the tactical level and individual compliance with the law. At the operational and strategic levels, the law has a significant impact on the planning and conduct of the full spectrum of military operations. This course examines this in the context of the planning and execution at the operational level using operational planning and management doctrine to explore the themes. The Course considers broader international law considerations which impact on operations as well as IHL.


The course is designed for military personnel both legal advisers and operators as well as civilians working in the field and others with an interest in how legally compliant military operations are planned and conducted above the tactical level.

The online training will adapt the standard Sanremo methodology of presentations and practical work taking advantage of the recently developed IIHL online learning platform. The programme will integrate live sessions, and practical exercise and case studies. Attendees will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the subject through self-paced study followed by live working groups and plenary sessions with the teaching staff. The course will run over six weeks with two live sessions of 120 minutes each week and self-paced working between live sessions. Study materials and texts will be available on the Institute Online Learning Platform.

The official Certificate is awarded to participants who attend the course in full, including live and self-paced sessions. The course is taught in English (no simultaneous translation is available).

Officers and practitioners interested in attending this course are invited to apply by submitting an application through the Registration Form. The Deadline for application is 30 December 2021. The Course is available from 10 January to 16 February 2022.

Participation quota amounts to 鈧 750. It must be remitted before the start of the Course by bank transfer. Visa and/or Mastercard are also accepted on the website of the Institute.

For any additional information, please contact Ms Patrizia Di Pietro at patrizia@iihl.org.

Registration for 2022 Course is Open

Course available from 16 January to 10 February 2022.