International Committee of the Red Cross

Jean-Pictet Competition: Taking the law out of the books

Video 02 March 2017

In 2016, 144 students from 31 countries put on the combatant uniform, the magistrate's dress or the humanitarian vest... During the week, 144 students immersed themselves in the terrible fictitious conflict of Suleavan.

It was in fact the 28th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition in International humanitarian law, organized in 2016 in √Čvian-les-Bains, France. Objective of these role plays and case studies: "Taking the law out of the books"...

Do you have a few minutes? Watch the short clip "Take the law out of the books" and learn about this competition.

Then visit the film's website to read more on the competition, see photos of when the film was screened in different cities and post a review.

 

Take the law out of the books, the movie:

The 2017 edition of the competition will take place in Bordjomi, Georgia, from March 18th to 25th.

The Jean-Pictet Competition, named after the principal artisan of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, has been open to students since 1989. Every year it receives support from the International Committee of the Red Cross, from National Red Cross Societies (such as the American, French or German Societies), as well as the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.