Jean Pictet competition 2014

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

It’s that time again!  Time to get application forms in for the Jean Pictet competition 2014. The deadline is 11pm (UTC time) on 29th November 2013.

Named after the eminent Swiss jurist and expert in international humanitarian law, the Jean-Pictet Competition is a week long training event on international humanitarian law (IHL) intended for students of international law or political science.  It is a competition that uses simulations and role plays to test students’ ability to make oral arguments and apply IHL to real-life situations. During the competition the teams are evaluated on their theoretical knowledge, practical understanding of IHL and ability to use the law in the context of the bigger picture.

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.

Application forms for the 2014 competition can be found here and the regulations which are essential reading can be found here.  Bonne chance!

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