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 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 2018 of the Colloquium will focus on the legal and operational challenges raised by contemporary non-international armed conflicts. It will include discussions on the applicability of International Humanitarian Law and the detention in non-international armed conflicts. The conduct of hostilities, as well as the compliance with International Humanitarian Law by non-State actors will also be discussed. Futhermore, two panels will respectively address the interaction between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, and the challenges faced by humanitarian actors in non-international armed conflicts.


Please note that each year the discussions are held in English and French, simultaneous translation is available in both languages.


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.



previous editions


"The Additional Protocols at 40: Achievements and Challenges"

19-20 october 2017
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Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and International Humanitarian Law

20-21 october 2016
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meet our team

Maureen Welsh

Project and Communication Assistant 

College of Europe

Maxime Lismonde

Junior Legal Assistant

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


St├ęphane Kolanowski

Senior legal adviser

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