The Bruges Colloquium
The Bruges Colloquium gathers yearly about hundred participants such as civil servants from the European Union and from NATO, diplomatic and military representatives of the Member States of these organisations and their Partner States, as well as representatives from academic circles and civil society. Its success has shown that the Bruges Colloquium is a key event for all experts in the law of armed conflicts eager to extend or reinforce their knowledge in the field.
Edition 2017 of the Colloquium will focus on the 40th anniversary of the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions. It will include discussions on the identification of the main legal issues pertaining to the protection of the delivery of healthcare and the legal challenges arising in ensuring humanitarian access and assistance. The relationship between the Additional Protocols and International Human Rights Law, as well as the notion of military objective will also be discussed. Furthermore, two panels will respectively address Accountability for serious violations of International Humanitarian Law, and the articulation between the rules pertaining to the Conduct of hostilities and the notion of self-defence.
Please note that each year the
discussions are held in English and French, simultaneous translation is
available in both languages.