The 28th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition will take place in Évian-les-Bains, France, from 19 to 26 March 2016!

The selection process of the 2016 Edition is now complete. Click here to know more.

For more information on this year's Competition, please consult the 2016 Edition and the FAQ pages of this Website.


Thanks to the 28th Edition's sponsors!





You would like to see photos of previous editions of the Competition?
Click 2015 and 2014


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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February 5, 2016


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