Jean-Pictet Competition: Call for Applications
August 29, 2018

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is accepting applications for membership on the NYU Team to the Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law, a week-long competitive training event on international humanitarian law that consists of role-play simulations. The location and exact date of the 31st edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition will be announced in September. In recent years, it has been held in March.

Students selected for the NYU team will be notified in October and will be required to work together on a team submission to the Jean-Pictet Competition, due November 8.

Information Session

CHRGJ is hosting an information session about both the Jean-Pictet Competition and the ICC Moot Court Competition on Thursday, September 13 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in VH 208. Potential candidates are also encouraged to visit the Resources page of the Jean-Pictet Competition website and to review last year’s competition regulations.


NOTE: Jean-Pictet’s international regulations require that participants be under 30 years of age. However, requests for exemption can be made, so applicants over the age requirement will still be considered for the NYU team. If you are over 30, please note this in your application or contact CHRGJ’s Executive Director Deborah Popowski at if you have questions before applying.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials by Monday, September 17 by 5:00 p.m. to Brianne Cuffe at, with “Jean-Pictet 2018-19 Team Application” in the subject line. These materials must be compiled into a single PDF document.

Jean-Pictet Competition Timeline at a Glance

 September 13, 3:00 p.m. — Information session in Vanderbilt Hall Room 208

September 17, 5:00 p.m. — Application deadline for NYU team membership

November 8 — NYU team written submission deadline

Spring 2019 — Competition finals, to be held over span of one week between February and April 2019, traditionally in March. Exact date and location to be announced in September.

We encourage applications from persons of color, LGBTQI persons, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. NYU is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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