22nd Bruges Colloquium in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)


Thursday 21.10.21 to Friday 22.10.21


Paul Henri Spaak building
Dijver 11
8000 Bruges

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the College of Europe are pleased to organize the 22nd Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law. This year’s edition will be held in a hybrid format, in Bruges and online, on 21 and 22 October 2021*.

This year, leading academics, practitioners and international experts will examine the enduring relevance of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the update of the ICRC Commentaries.

This will include discussions on the relevance of the Commentaries in practice, challenges in interpreting Common Articles, the protection of prisoners of today's war, as well as complementarity and interplay between IHL and International Human Rights Law in the Fourth Geneva Convention

This year more than ever, the Colloquium is yours!

During the last panel, experts will address topics submitted by the audience regarding the update of the Commentary on the Fourth Geneva Convention. Send your proposals to bru_ihl_colloquium [at] icrc.org before the 15th September 2021 and make this Colloquium yours!

The international Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the College of Europe

More information on www.coe-icrc.eu
For further information, please contact: Pauline Warnotte or Charlotte Giauffret at bru_ihl_colloquium [at] icrc.org ICRC Brussels.

See the 2020 edition here!

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Should sanitary measures prevent in person meetings, the Colloquium would take place in a fully virtual format from 18 to 22 October 2021, 2pm to 3.30pm (CET).