International Institute of Humanitarian Law

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The International Institute of Humanitarian Law is an independent, non-profit humanitarian organisation founded in 1970.

The main purpose of the Institute is to promote the development of international humanitarian law, human rights, refugee law, migration law and related issues through the organization of training courses, seminars and Round Table.

Its headquarters are situated in Villa Ormond in Sanremo in Italy. The Liaison Office of the Institute is established in Geneva in Switzerland.

Thanks to its specific, well-tested experience, the Institute has earned an international reputation as a centre of excellence in the field of training, research, and the dissemination of all aspects of international humanitarian law.

Considering the aims it pursues, the Institute works in close collaboration with the most important international organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

IIHL has operational relations with the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

IIHL has consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) and the Council of Europe.