The sixth edition of the International Disaster Law Course will take place in San Remo, Italy, from 17 to 21 June 2019. The course will be hosted by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, in cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Disaster Law Project, the Roma Tre IEUDL Jean Monnet Module and with the support of the Italian Red Cross.

Structure of the course

Through a mixture of lectures, practical exercises and interactive group works, this 5-days course, jointly organized by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Law Programme, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, and high-profile academics, will provide a dynamic and tailored learning environment. Main topics will include: Key legal issues in disaster management; Legal and operational challenges in relief operations; Human rights protection in disaster-settings; Disaster risk reduction and climate change law; The international coordination system for humanitarian assistance; Disasters and Armed Forces; Regional approaches to disaster law; Health emergencies; Protection of cultural property; Migration issues in disasters.


Speakers will include Dr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina (Member of the International Law Commission, Former Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters), Prof. Walter Kälin (Envoy to the Chair, Platform on Disaster Displacement, Former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons) along with other high-level speakers from academia and distinguished experts from key stakeholders such as the IFRC, International Organization for Migration, and World Health Organization.

Target audience

Staff of governments, international and regional organizations, NGOs, Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies, academics, graduate and post-graduate students with an interest in humanitarian assistance and disaster management issues.

Fee: € 600. Fee includes the participation to the 5-days course, course materials, lunches and coffee breaks, reception drink and farewell dinner, course certificate.

Registration deadline: 7th June 2019 (max. 35 participants)

More information and registration at http://iihl.org/y2019/international-disaster-law-course/