Conduct of hostilities : the practice, the law and the future : 37th round table on current issues of international humanitarian law (Sanremo, 4th-6th September 2014) / ed. Edoardo Greppi ; associated ed. Gian Luca Beruto
The 37th Round Table on current problems of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) focused on the new and increasing challenges of the application of the law governing the conduct of hostilities in light of the changing nature of conflicts, the means of combat and the actors involved. It gave military practitioners and international experts the opportunity to examine the law and the practice governing the conduct of hostilities as applicable to current/ongoing armed conflicts, with a particular focus on the future and the challenges posed by new technologies. Recent developments in warfare such as cyber warfare or the growing use of autonomous weapons in combat situations, elicit debates not only in relation to the current application of IHL, but also to possible future developments and scenarios. Such debates are essential to ensure that international norms and standards are rigorously respected in future conflicts.