The details of the 2016 Edition of the Competition will be available later this year. Stay tuned!


National University of Singapore (Singapore), is the winner of the 27th Edition. Congratulations.

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The 27th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, from 28 March to 4 April 2015!

For all the information on this year's Competition, please consult the 2015 Edition and the FAQ pages of this Website.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!



We can download our tripartite press release CCJP - American Red Cross - ICRC here


You would like to see and to upload more photos of the 2014 Edition? Try this way!


The Jean-Pictet Competition is a week long training event on international humanitarian law (IHL) intended for students (undergraduate or above in Law, Political Science, military academies, etc.). It consists in “taking law out of the books”, by simulations and role plays, allowing the jury of the Competition to evaluate teams’ theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of IHL. To register, teams must consist of three students, from the same institution, none of whom has taken part in the Competition before and all of whom should generally be under than 30 years old.

If you want more information, you may have a look to this document, or to this movie made in 2005.


"I have yet to meet a contestant in the Concours Pictet whose face does not light up when they recall the experience."
Extract from an article of Professor Françoise J. Hampson,
Teaching the Law of Armed Conflict, Essex Human Rights Review Vol. 5 No. 1 July 2008

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Last update:
May 22, 2015


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