SPECIALISED COURSES ON IHL

Naval Operations and the Law Course

The International Institute of Humanitarian Law has a strong association with maritime law having sponsored, promoted the publication of the Sanremo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea. This text is globally recognised as a key reference book for naval practioners and others. Accordingly, we are delighted that Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg one of the foremost experts in Maritime Law and one of the authors of the Sanremo Manual will be participating in this course. The course will seek to examine and understand the legal regime affecting the planning and conduct of Naval Operations across the entire spectrum of conflict providing participants with an opportunity to assess whether legal and operational gaps in the law exist and, if so, what steps could be taken to remedy the situation. Participants will examine the following areas:

  1. Law of the Sea principles relevant to naval operations
  2. International law and the use of force
  3. Rules of Engagement in the maritime context
  4. Maritime claims and disputes
  5. Maritime Law Enforcement
  6. Anti-Piracy operations
  7. Drug Enforcement operations
  8. Terrorism and counter-proliferation issues
  9. Naval Warfare
  10. Peace operations in the maritime domain

Registration for 2022 Course is Open

Course available from 17 to 21 October 2022.

Register now Programme Covid-19 Procedures

Participation quota amounts to 鈧1.000. It must be remitted before the start of the course by bank transfer or, at the latest, upon arrival in cash or Euro currency cheque. Visa and/or Mastercard are also accepted either on the website or at the Institute.

Queries on the course registration and administrative questions should be directed to Ms Patrizia Di Pietro at: patrizia@iihl.org (please add in cc: carolina.paizs@iihl.org).