CHRGJ announces process to select 2014 NYU Team to the Jean-Pictet Competition
September 24, 2013


For students interested in the Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law and the possibility of membership on the NYU Team for the 2014 Competition, there will be an information session on Monday, September 23, from 6:00 to 6:30 in Furman Hall, Room 110.


The Jean-Pictet Competition is hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross and is a unique opportunity to gain in-depth and hands-on knowledge of international humanitarian law (IHL).  The competition is a week-long training event on international humanitarian law, consisting in “taking law out of the books”, by simulations and role plays, allowing the Competition jury to evaluate teams’ theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of IHL. The situations are founded on fictitious but realistic scenarios of armed conflict.


NYU School of Law will select an NYU Team comprised of three law students to apply to compete in the 2014 Competition, which will be held in Sintra, Portugal from March 1 to March 8, 2014. It will be the responsibility of the NYU Team to apply to participate in the Competition and if accepted, to prepare itself for the Competition. Students should consult the competition website for further information. All full-time NYU law students based in New York are eligible to apply to be a member of the NYU Team. The Hauser Global Law School Program will pay the registration fee and transportation expenses for the Team up to $5,000; the Competition provides housing and food for participants during the event.


The selection of the NYU Team will not guarantee participation in the Competition. The Team will be required to complete a separate, substantive application process that will be defined by the Pictet organizers, who ultimately decide which teams are invited to compete. The 2014 Pictet application process has not been announced but it is expected that submissions will be due in November and December 2013, with Pictet decisions on participation in December 2013 or January, 2014.

The application for inclusion on the NYU Team is available on the CHRGJ website. See  All full-time NYU law students based in New York are eligible to apply. Applications are due on Monday, September 30, by 12 noon. After a review of the applications, finalists will be selected and interviewed during the week of October 7, with selection of the NYU Team thereafter.

Again, an information session regarding the Competition and NYU Team selection is scheduled for Monday, September 23, from 6:00 to 6:30 in Furman Hall, Room 110. If you cannot attend but have questions, please contact Tish Armstrong at CHRGJ (



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