About

The Bruges Colloquium

Since its creation in 2000, the Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) has been jointly organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the College of Europe.

The 2021 edition of the Colloquium will focus on the enduring relevance of international humanitarian law and the importance of the updated ICRC Commentaries.

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.

In 2021 for the first time, the Colloquium will be held for the first time in a hybrid format, allowing for online and in person participation. Discussions will take place in English and in French and simultaneous translation will be available in both languages.



current edition

Same law, new wars: the enduring relevance of international humanitarian law and the importance of the updated ICRC Commentaries

previous editions


Legal Challenges for protecting and assisting in current armed conflicts

17-18 october 2019
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Detention in Armed conflict

16-17 october 2014
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The Need for Justice and Requirements for Peace and Security

09-10 september 2004
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meet our team

Charlotte Giauffret

Junior Legal Assistant

ICRC Delegation to the EU, NATO and the Kingdom of Belgium

Maureen Welsh

Project and Communication Assistant 

College of Europe

Olga Peykrishvili

Assistant - Welcome Officer

ICRC Delegation to the EU, NATO and the Kingdom of Belgium

Pauline Warnotte

Senior Legal Advisor

ICRC Delegation to the EU, NATO and the Kingdom of Belgium