On September 4-6, Dr. Oreste Foppiani, IR Department Head and Associate Professor of International History and Politics, Mr. Francisco Rubio, Legal Advisor or Médecins du Monde and Adjunct Lecturer of International Relations and NGOs, and Dr. Michel Veuthey, Associate Professor of International Law, Deputy Permanent Observer of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the UN and Vice-President of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), participated in the IIHL’s 37th Round Table in Sanremo, Italy. This year’s theme was on "Conduct of Hostilities: the Practice, the Law and the Future."
The conference was also an occasion to present the book The Role of Law in International Security: Compendium in Memoriam of BG Erwin Dahinden (1957-2012). This volume, edited by Carl Marchand, Nils Melzer and Frederik Naert, is a collection of texts addressing the role of the law in the international security environment, which considers various themes and subjects which were of particular relevance throughout the outstanding work and thoughts of Brigadier General Erwin Dahinden. Dr. Dahinden was a Member of the Council of the IIHL from March 2008 to December 2012, when he unexpectedly passed away after a short, but valiant struggle against a very violent illness.