Courses in 2016: LOAC and MME in Spiez

The 18th Course on the International Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) and the 4th Course on Military Medical Ethics in Times of Armed Conflict (MME) will take place from 19.-26. August 2016 in Spiez, Switzerland. Both courses are addressed to the Military Medical Personnel, Military Medico-Legal Officers, and Chaplains and are mandated by the International Committee of Military Medicine.

The courses are organized by the Swiss Armed Forces Medical Services Directorate.


Further information

Information about the other regional courses will follow, please also check our course agenda

Workshop: Military Medical Ethics and Hybrid Warfare

Program for Lilienberg Workshop now online

DSC 0787Presentations at the workshop will include case reports from recent deployments and more theoretical reflections on the ethical issues related to the provision of health care in hybrid warfare situations. Speakers include a wide variety of people coming both from the academic and military sphere.

Registration open for participants

Registration for the workshop is also open to all interested people. Places at the workshop are limited and registrations will be processed in the order of their arrival.

Workshop grants for young researchers

Together with the ZH Center for Military Medical Ethics (CMME) we are again able to offer up to 2 grants to students or early stage researchers for the participation at the ICMM Workshop on Military Medical Ethics. The grants will cover the full workshop fee and shall allow young researchers to participate in the workshop.

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Editorial on Age Estimation in BMJ

BMJ ScreenshotWe are delighted to announce the publication of an Editorial entitled

When childhood ends: estimating the age of young people

The editorial has been published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and can be accessed via the following link:

In early 2014, the ICMM Center of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics was contacted by COMEDS and asked to provide an ethical analysis of the issues related to medical age estimation procedures. During the 4th ICMM Workshop on Military Medical Ethics held at Forum Lilienberg in April 2014, a first assessment of the topic was done with invited experts. Further research was then conducted within the ICMM Center of Reference, and a report was presented to COMEDS in November 2014.

Our current academic editorial sums up the results of our research undertaken to answer the initial COMEDS’ request and gives you an overview on the related ethical questions.

Please find information about further publications of the ICMM Center of Reference at

New publications

Recently, a number of articles have been published that have been authored or co-authored by members and collaborators of the ICMM Center of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics.

Members of the ICMM Center of Reference were interviewed on two occasions.

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