Essay competition “Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law”

Essay competition “Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law”

On the occasion of the 45th聽Round Table on Current Issues of International Humanitarian Law, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross are pleased to announce a new edition of the 鈥Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law鈥 essay competition.聽

The winner聽of the competition will be invited to present at the Round Table in Sanremo (Italy) on 7-9th September 2022 and to publish the essay in its proceedings.

How to participate聽

The topic of the 2022 Sanremo Round Table will be 鈥After the conflict before the peace:聽legal, military and humanitarian issues during the transition鈥.聽The International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the聽Red Cross have the pleasure to invite submission of short essays no longer than 2500 words addressing a subject聽related to one of the following broad topics:

  • Planning and preparedness for post-conflict from military and/or humanitarian聽perspectives
  • Legal and military challenges in Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations聽
  • Legal status of evacuees from NEOs and legal responsibility for them

The organisers invite you to focus not only on jus post bellum, but also on the challenges and opportunities for preparing for the aftermath of conflict with on-going IHL obligations, moreover they particularly encourage papers from all those who have a gender or diversity lens on NEOs and related evacuees.

Remember to submit the essay by the聽31st July 2022 at midnight (CEST).

Download here the rules and procedures of the essay competition
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