2020 editions application

Denpasar (Indonesia), February-March 2020

1. On this page, you can apply to the 33rd and 34th editions of the Jean-Pictet Competition (Anglophone editions). The deadline to apply is 8 November 2019, 17:00 UTC. Applications must be written in French for candidates to the Francophone session (33rd edition) and in English for candidates in the Anglophone session (33rd or 34th edition). If you are applying for both editions, you must complete a file in each of the two languages, however the administrative documents in one language are sufficient.

2. No data is stored online, so make sure you have all the required documents before you start entering data. In particular, you will need the following five documents:

   - For each team member, a CV without an ID photo;

   - A certificate signed by a person in charge in the University, written on the basis of the model available here;

   - A certificate signed by the three participants, written on the basis of the template available here;

Each of these five documents must be in pdf format and less than 800 Kb in size.

3. Please note the following:

   - The answers to the three selection questions can be copied directly from a word processor while keeping the layout. Be careful not to exceed the maximum number of words

and not to indicate anything (name of the University, names of the candidates...) that would make it possible to identify the answers to questions 1 and 2: they are evaluated anonymously.

   - For step 2, indicate your full name exactly as it appears on the passport you will use when you travel. If you use a diminutive of your first name (for example Kate instead of Katherine, Micha instead of Mikhail...) and want it to appear as such on your badge and the list of participants, indicate it in the field provided for this purpose.

   - If a team member is over 30 years of age at the time of application, you should request a waiver before applying (see article 4 of the Competition Rules).

   - For steps 4, 5 and 6, you can enlarge the field for greater readability by "dragging" the lower right corner of the field concerned.

   - When you validate your application, you will receive a copy of all the information provided by email. Within 24 hours after your application, the Competition Administrator will confirm that the file is compliant. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, you should consider that your file was not received.

General information about the team:

Information on team members:

Member 1:

Member 2:

Member 3:


Selection questions:

Please answer the two questions below.

Question 1: You will give a lecture at the annual meeting of the Society of Friends of General Sun Tzu (SFS-T) on the theme "The Art of War, the Origin of the First Principles of International Humanitarian Law?". The President of SFS-T asks you to send him a summary of the lecture with a maximum of 1000 words. (1000 words maximum)

Question 2: The gaps of international humanitarian law. (1000 words maximum)

Question 3: Why should your team be selected to participate in the 2020 Jean-Pictet Competition?. (1000 words maximum)

Statistical information:

This section measures the support provided to the teams by their institution. The answers are not taken into account in the selection of teams; however, they are very valuable for the Committee for the Jean-Pictet Competition Committee in order to analyze the impact of the Competition and the resources to be provided to the teams.

Request for support from the Universality Fund:

This part must be completed ONLY if you wish to obtain support from the Universality Fund and you complete the criteria set out in the Regulations of the Competition.
No further requests will be considered.

If you completed all fields, please verify that all information are correct, and then click on "validate".