The Committee for the Jean-Pictet Competition is proud to announce that, for the first time, the Competition will take place in Caucasus: it will be in Georgia from 18 to 25 March 2017.
All teams have now been informed of the results of the selection for the 2017 Jean-Pictet Competition, which will be held in Georgia in March 2017. Congratulations to the 48 teams that have been selected in this incredibly detailed and impartial process! Good luck to the teams that were not selected (a similar number) - perhaps next year?

The number of offers we received from volunteers wanting to help for next year’s session is also much above the needs. Therefore, we will no longer accept offers for 2017. Come back in one year!
If you are a former participant, you may want to take time to apply to interesting jobs (such as http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-description/?id=3530) or congratulate one of the CCJP members, Patricia Galvao Teles, for her election to the International Law Commission (http://legal.un.org/ilc/elections/2016election_outcome.shtml).

You can watch the trailer of the next movie on Pictet 2016, which is prepared by the ICRC delegation in Paris (cicr.blog.lemonde.fr)

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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