Jean-Pictet Competition in International Humanitarian Law

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 while at the same time meeting students from around the world.

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice oversees a selection process for a 3-member NYU Team. All NYU law students are eligible to apply. Applications of interested students are reviewed by law school faculty. To register for the Competition, 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 30 years old. Requests for exemption of requirements can be made.

Membership on the NYU Team does not guarantee admission to the Competition. NYU Team members are responsible for applying to the Competition, and, if accepted, to apply for funding (potentially available from the Hauser Global Law School Program) and prepare for the Competition.

The 2017 simulation will take place from March 18-25 in Georgia, the first time in the competition’s history that it will be held in the Caucasus region.

Applications for the NYU Team are due to by Thursday, October 27, 2017 at 12pm (noon) and must include:

  1. Application Cover Sheet
  2. CV
  3. List of relevant courses taken, e.g., international humanitarian law/law of armed conflict, international law, international criminal law, UN charter (constitutional law of the United Nations), human rights law, refugee law, mediation, etc.). Please include the institutions where they were taken, the name of the professor(s) teaching the course, and the grade or results obtained.
  4. List of relevant activities, e.g., moot court competitions, arbitration or mediation competitions, and activities involving international humanitarian law, public speaking experience, teamwork, and any other experience you feel may be relevant. Include in this list the institutions where the activities took place, and any relevant results, grades, or awards. This list should be concise and related to the skills needed for the competition.
  5. Statement of interest: Please write a brief statement of interest, not to exceed 500 words.

Please send the complete application package in one PDF document to “Jean Pictet Team Application” in the subject line by Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 12 pm (noon).

Applicants must be willing to work and travel within the following timeline:

  1. Applicants selected for the NYU Team will be notified within a few days of submitting their application and will be required to work together on a team submission to the Jean-Pictet Competition, due November 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm ET.
  2. If selected, the NYU Team would travel to Georgia for the Competition from March 18-25, 2017.

Jean-Pictet Competition Regulations

Past NYU Teams

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