19 January 2016

Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University, Budapest
Summer University 'Human Rights Litigation'
11 - 15 July 2016
Deadline for application: 14 February 2016

Are you a human right litigator or activist with three years work experience? Are you interested in using international law to challenge abuses? 

Spend a week this summer with lawyers and experts from the Open Society Justice Initiative, New York, USA at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

18 January 2016

Expert Workshop on International Human Rights Systems
Ghent University, 29 - 30 January 2016

A two-day closed expert workshop entitled “Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?“, organised by Prof. Yves Haeck and Dr. Clara Burbano-Herrera (Faculty of Law, 29-30 January 2016), will look at international human rights systems from a critical perspective and examine which of their practices have contributed towards ensuring genuine respect for human rights.
During this event, which will be opened by the Dean of the Law Faculty, Prof. Tison, renowned scholars, practitioners, including judges, from Europe, the Americas and Africa, will assess what good practices, strategies and actions to address violations of human rights can be copied from other jurisdictions, and which practices do not deserve to be repeated or replicated. They will discuss opportunities for improving policies and outcomes through the implementation of decisions of international human rights organs and the use of rights, and address the dilemmas in the context of violence, discrimination, exclusion, inequality and economic constraints.
In addition, the most recent publication of Dr. Burbano Herrera and Prof. Dr. Haeck, edited together with Mr. Ruiz-Chiriboga, The Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Present and Future (Cambridge, Intersentia, 2015, 832 p) will be presented by Prof. Leo Zwaak (Utrecht University and American University). Drawing on the case law of the Court, this volume analyses crucial developments over the years on both procedural and substantive issues before the Inter-American Court, as well as its relationships with other international human rights adjudicators.

15 January 2016

International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS), London
Professional Certificate in Human Rights

22 - 26 February 2016

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) exists to promote effective policy making and good governance through better interaction between Parliaments, Governments and other stakeholders in society.

The Centre’s primary focus is the empowerment of Human Capital through Capacity Building. To this effect, the Centre organises a range of Training Programmes, Conferences and Policy Discussions to address current public policy issues on the International Stage, in the European Union and the UK. These provide a forum for policy discussion, debate, networking and sharing of best practices.

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies is delighted to inform you that the Professional Certificate in Human Rights will take place in London from 22 - 26 February 2016.

14 January 2016

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Brussels
Deadline for application: 24 January 2016

PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, is a network of individuals and organisations working to ensure social justice and human rights for undocumented migrants. Grounded in principles of social justice, anti-racism and equality, PICUM works to ensure that all migrants are entitled to a dignified standard of living and respect. Bringing together the experiences and expertise of its members, PICUM generates and coordinates a humane and informed response to undocumented migrants’ realities and provides a platform to engage policy makers and the general public in the full realisation of their rights.

Based in Brussels, the PICUM secretariat leads the network’s advocacy, awareness raising, and research activities. Unlike its members working on the frontline, PICUM’s secretariat does not provide direct assistance to undocumented migrants but works to build a strong civil society network to support each other and challenge discriminatory policies and practices.

PICUM is looking for a trainee for the period from 1 March 2016 - 31 August 2016. The candidate will play an important role in PICUM’s daily work, mainly assisting with administrative tasks, event organisation and membership related activities. The work experience will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the different facets of operating a transnational NGO network, and promoting social and policy change in the area of human rights for undocumented migrants.

12 January 2016

Academy of European Law (ERA)
Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights in Family Law Matters
11 - 12 February 2016, Strasbourg

This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters.

The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for private and family life) in conjunction with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) and Article 12 (right to marry). The case law of the ECtHR concentrates not only on the legal implications but also on social, emotional and biological factors.

11 January 2016

European University Institute (EUI) and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
EUI fellowships
Deadline for application: 31 January 2016 

The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence is a renowned institute that offers young researchers the unique opportunity to carry out their doctoral research in an international and outstanding scientific context with a European focus on Social Sciences: History and Civilization, Law, Economics, Political and Social Sciences.

For the academic year 2016-2017, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) will finance two EUI fellowships for Flemish PhD students and will conduct the first evaluation round. The EUI is responsible for the final selection of the candidates.

Conditions, regulations and application procedure can be found on the FWO website.

07 January 2016

EuroMed Rights, Brussels
Advocacy Internship
Deadline for application: 8 January 2016

EuroMed Rights seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, advocate for human rights values and develop capacities in this regard. EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic intern to assist the Brussels office in its advocacy-related work. 

The internship will start on Monday 1 February 2016 for a period of 6 months.

CICC - Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Brussels
Regional Programme internship
Deadline for application: 10 January 2016

This internship is with the Europe Regional Office of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) situated in Brussels, Belgium. 

The intern will assist with the Coalition’s campaign in Europe with a specific focus on the European Union, United Nations Office in Geneva, Balkan countries, Turkey, and Central Asia.

University of Antwerp, Belgium
Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law (SUSTLAW) Postgraduate Programme
11 April 2016 - 10 June 2016
Deadline for application: 1 March 2016

The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group will be running a post-graduate programme on 'Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law' (SUSTLAW). SUSTLAW aims to offer a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group.

18 December 2015

Institute for Human Rights and the Chair of Public International Law, Åbo Akademi University (Finland)
Master’s Degree Programme in International Human Rights Law 2016/2018
Deadline for application: 27 January 2016

The Master’s Degree Programme in International Human Rights Law at the Åbo Akademi University is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international organizations, non-governmental organizations and public administration. It will also provide the requisite background for advanced human rights law research. Successful completion of this two-year full-time programme results in the award of a Master of Social Sciences (M. Soc. Sc.) degree.

17 December 2015

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation
European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation 2016/2017

Deadline for applications first round: 15 January 2016
Deadline for applications second round: 15 March 2016

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is a one-year advanced master’s course aimed at preparing professionals to respond to the operational requirements of daily work in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and academia.

The call for applications for the academic year 2016/2017 is now open.

16 December 2015

iCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
PhD fellowships
Deadline for application: 28 January 2016

iCourts is a well-established Centre of Excellence at the University of Copenhagen. It is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. Its research focus is on the ever-growing role of international courts, their place in a globalizing legal order and their impact on politics and society at large. To understand these crucial and contemporary interplays of law, politics and society, iCourts has launched a set of integrated interdisciplinary research projects on the causes and consequences of the proliferation of international courts. In particular, the research agenda of iCourts explores the processes of institutionalization, autonomization and legitimation of international courts. By bringing together a transnational group of top scholars with a background in law and social sciences, iCourts encourages interdisciplinary exchanges, and promotes empirical research of new and well-established international courts.

iCourts seeks applications for fully funded PhD scholarships.
Human Rights Under Pressure, a cooperation between Freie Universität Berlin and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Interdisciplinary Post- Doctoral Fellowship - Call for applications
Deadline for application: 21 February 2016

The Freie Universität Berlin announces one fully-funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the 2016-2017 Academic Year (starting from April 2016) in the Joint Interdisciplinary Programme 'Human Rights under Pressure' (HR-UP) – a cooperation between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Freie Universität Berlin.
Human Rights Under Pressure, a cooperation between Freie Universität Berlin and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Joint interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme - Call for applications
Deadline for application: 31 January 2016

'Human Rights Under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics' (HR-UP) is a 3-year fully-funded Doctoral Programme offered together by Freie Universität Berlin and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Einstein Foundation Berlin. HR-UP offers young researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in three sub-fields of the most pressing contemporary challenges for human rights:
• Human Rights and crises and emergencies
• Human Rights and diversity
• Human Rights and globalisation

The programme is interdisciplinary, welcoming candidates whose research is in relevant fields of law, social sciences or the humanities, including social work and educational sciences.

11 December 2015

Université Libre de Bruxelles
One-year (renewable) post-doctoral Khaled al-As'ad fellowships for refugees holding a PhD

Deadline for application: 15 February 2016

L’Université Libre de Bruxelles offers 10 postdoctoral fellowships to refugees holding a PhD. The fellowship programme is in memory of Khaled al’As-ad, the Syrian professor and Former Director General of Antiquities and Museums in the city of Palmyra who was publicly beheaded by Daesh in August this year.