International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL)

The main purpose of the Institute is to teach International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Refugee Law and Migration Law. It has a well-developed training programme for military personnel, lawyers, officials from governments and non-governmental organisations and other interested parties, as well as university graduates and faculty members. It favours reflection and exchanges of views and experiences, promotes research and publishes findings on new developments in the field. It has also shown how the laws of Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law and Migration Law, are all inter-related and inter-dependent.

For more than thirty-five years now, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) has acted as a forum, acquiring a reputation for excellence in the promotion, dissemination and teaching of International Humanitarian Law for participants from all over the world. Its primary aim is to achieve the development and application of International Humanitarian Law in all its dimensions, such as situations of armed conflict, as well as cases of refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants.

  • Defence Institutions
  • Gender
  • Good Offices and Peace Support
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Humanitarian Protection
  • Law Enforcement Institutions
  • Media
  • Security Sector Governance
  • Transitional Justice

Humanitarian Protection

A long-standing experience in teaching and training IHL to military officers.
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Capacity and development training
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
Description of activities
Courses on humanitarian protection for military officers "Course on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Peace Operations" / Universal.
Publication of handbooks, training material and organising experts meetings.
Research project on implementation of IHL and HR and on rules of engagement / Universal.

Human Rights

A long-standing experience in teaching and training IHL to military officers.
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Capacity and development training
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
Description of activities
Courses on Human Rights for military officers "Course on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Peace Operations" / Universal.
Publication of handbooks, training material and organising experts meetings.
Research project on implementation of IHL and HR and on rules of engagement / Universal.

Defence Institutions

A long-standing experience in teaching and training IHL to military officers.
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Capacity and development training
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
Description of activities
Course on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Peace Operations" / Universal for military officers.
Publication of handbooks, training material and organising experts meetings.
Research project on implementation of IHL and HR and on rules of engagement / Universal.
International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL)
7bis avenue de la Paix
Geneva CH-1202
Research/ Academic
Villa Ormond, Corso Cavallotti 113, IT-18038 Sanremo, Italy
More than 10 years
Between 1 million to 50 million CHF per annum
10
7bis avenue de la Paix
Geneva CH-1202
Liaison Office

Contacts with Permanent Missions, International Organisations, Academic Institutions, Non Governmental Organisations and media in Geneva.

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Professor
Michel Veuthey
Vice President
Prof. Michel Veuthey
Vice President
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Partnership

CASD Rome

Type: 
Formal
Location: 
Other
Other: 
International partnership (signed in Oberammergau)
Main purpose: 
Training
Description: 

On 3 rd September, the President of the Institute and Admiral Marcantonio Trevisani, in the presence of Gen. Vincenzo Camporini, Chief of the Italian Defence General Staff , signed an agreement of co-operation with the Centre for High Studies in Defence (CASD). According to the agreement the Institute would collaborate with CASD in the organisation of activities aimed at encouraging the promotion of international humanitarian law.

Humanitarian Protection, Humanitarian Assistance.

Partner organisations: 
Academic

CoESPU Vicence

Location: 
Other
Main purpose: 
Training
Description: 

On 2nd October at the CoESPU (Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units) in Vicenza, the President of the Institute signed an agreement of co-operation with Gen. Emilio Borghini, Director of CoESPU, providing for the exchange of studies, research, teachers and documentation, as well as the development of training activities in the field of international humanitarian law.

Humanitarian Protection, Humanitarian Assistance.

Partner organisations: 
Academic

IAI Turin

IILA Rome

ISPI Milan

Oberammergau NATO School

Type: 
Formal
Location: 
Other
Other: 
International partnership (signed in Oberammergau)
Main purpose: 
Training
Description: 

On 23rd July the Institute formalised an agreement of co-operation with the NATO School of Oberammergau. The President of the Institute and Col. James Tabak, Commander from the School, signed a document in the presence of high-ranking national representatives and heads of departments at the School. According to the agreement of co-operation, representatives of the Institute would participate as teachers at the courses and activities organised by the NATO School of Oberammergau.

Humanitarian Protection, Humanitarian Assistance.

Partner organisations: 
Academic

University of Imperia

Without name

Partner organisations: 
American Naval College

Network

Humanmed Crossboard Program for International Humanitarian Law

Type: 
Formal
Type: 
Academic
Main purpose: 
Project Implementation
Geographical scope: 
Geneva
Description: 

Agreement of co-operation with the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Alcotra, General Council of the Maritime Alps and the Liguria Area. The aim is to provide privileged high specific teaching which could offer a professional position in the field of the emergency relief, as well as to create specialised professionals in the field of law concerning internally displaced persons and refugee cross-boarder flux, humanitarian assistance, to support the needs of the private and public, national and international sector.
Human Rights, Humanitarian Protection, Humanitarian Assistance, Gender, Good Offices and Peace Support

InForHumanum

Type: 
Informal
Type: 
Academic
Main purpose: 
Coordination of activities
Geographical scope: 
Geneva
Description: 

This informal network of NGOs aim is to train and to inform in the fields of Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and Peace. Members of this informal network are : Association Internet pour les Droits de l'Homme (AIDH), Anti-Racisme Information Service (ARIS), Centre Europe - Tiers Monde (CETIM), Collège universitaire Henry Dunant (cuHD), Institut International de Recherche pour la Paix (GIPRI), Systèmes d'information & de documentation sur les Droits de l'Homme (HURIDOCS), Institut International de Droit Humanitaire (IIHL), International Geneva Yearbook (IGY) and Service International pour les Droits de l'homme (SIDH)

Human Rights, Humanitarian Protection, Humanitarian Assistance, Good Offices and Peace support