The film produced by the ICRC regional delegation in Paris on the 2016 Jean-Pictet Competition (“Taking the law out of the books”) will be on your screens on 10 March 2017 – see http://hdtse.fr/pictet/en.php

Before being available on the Internet, the film will be launched in the following locations:
1. Paris - Wednesday 22 February, 20:00, Cinéma l’Entrepôt, www.lentrepot.fr/
——- To attend, register on https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-projection-et-discussion-autour-du-film-sortir-le-droit-des-livres-31282001308?aff=es2

2. Brussels - Monday 27 February, 18:00, Cercle des voyageurs, www.lecercledesvoyageurs.com
——- To attend, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/145129755998224/

3. Tbilisi - Tuesday 28 February, 18:00, Hotel Rooms Tbilisi
——- To attend, send an email to info@concourspictet.org

4. Geneva - Thursday 2 March, 19:00, Humanitarium
——- To attend, register on

5. Montréal - Thursday 2 March, 18:00, Salle des Boiseries de l’UQAM
——- To attend, register on https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/film-sur-le-concours-pictet-avant-premiere-et-autres-surprises-tickets-32192030229?aff=es2

6. Washington - Monday 6 March, 18:00, American Red Cross HQs
——- To attend, register on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-the-law-out-of-the-books-tickets-31883408132

For each event, we will have interesting speakers on IHL and the Jean-Pictet Competition. The number of seats is limited - first registered, first to attend!
Although the entrance is free, attendants will be welcome to support the Universality Fund, which will help ten teams to attend the next session of the Jean-Pictet Competition, taking place in Borjomi (Georgia) from 18 to 25 March 2017.

The 2017 Jean-Pictet Competition will take place in Georgia from 18 to 25 March 2017. Applications for 2017 are no longer open.

To apply to the 2018 edition, please visit again this page in September 2017.

The Jean-Pictet Competition is a week-long training event on international humanitarian law (IHL) for undergraduate or graduate students of law, political science, military academies, etc.

By “taking law out of the books” through simulation and role-playing, the Competition enables its jury to evaluate teams based upon both their theoretical knowledge and their practical understanding of IHL.

Teams wishing to register 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 the age of 30.

For more information, please consult this document or watch this short film 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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