The Sanremo Institute


The Institute

The International Institute of Humanitarian Law is an independent, 鈥渘on-profit, humanitarian association having social values as its objectives鈥.

The Institute was founded in 1970 in Sanremo, Italy, to promote international humanitarian law and its 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 training programmes and advanced studies in the fields of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, refugee law, migration law and many related issues, as well as by promoting dialogue with a view to fostering better respect and implementation of international law 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 and related fields.


The Institute has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is member of the NATO Partnership Training and Education Centres.

During more than 50 years of activities the Institute has concluded several cooperation agreements with key international institutions, either for specific projects or long-terms collaborations, with Governments, international organisations, military institutions, research centers, think tanks and universities from different regions of the world.

Work with us

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.