02 March 2015

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice (Italy)
Training for International Electoral Observers
13 - 18 April 2015
Deadline for registration: 20 March 2015

Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy and actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. Support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions. This requires skilled and trained observers.
Centre for Disability Law & Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland
International Disability Summer School Law 2015
22 - 26 June 2015

The purpose of this five-day International Disability Summer School is to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to translate the generalities of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into tangible reform for persons with disabilities. 

The core focus this year will be on Human Rights and Disability-Inclusive Development. The participants will include persons with disabilities, their families, civil society groups of persons with disabilities as well as advocates for disability law reform, lawyers, policy makers, policy analysts and others.

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice (Italy)
European Master's Degree (E.MA) Programme Director

Deadline for application: 15 March 2015 


The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence formed by 41 universities from all European Union Member States.

The EIUC is seeking a qualified individual for the position of E.MA Programme Director for the academic year 2015/2016. The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation 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.

27 February 2015

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Short Course on International Human Rights Law
24 September - 4 December 2015

Deadline for application: 1 September 2015 


The Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham is organising a 10-week residential course designed to give an in-depth understanding of international human rights standards through seminars, guest lectures, workshops, visits, tutorials and conferences.

The course provides valuable insight and contextual knowledge of the practical operation of human rights law for those interested in human rights protection, from NGOs, international organisations, government, judiciary, police, charity or legal professions, academia, media and business. 
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), Brussels
Internships at the UNPO Advocacy Office

Deadline for application: 11 March 2012



The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international membership organization working in the field of human rights, self-determination, indigenous issues, democracy and non-violence. UNPO represents 47 nations, minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and was established in 1991 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. UNPO’s worldwide activities are coordinated and implemented from the organization’s headquarters in The Hague and a regional advocacy office in Brussels.

Students and young professionals from all over the world, with degrees in international relations, political science, international law, development and political/social geography and a range of work experience have undertaken internships at the UNPO. Interns are offered a unique work experience, with a wide range of responsibilities in a multicultural environment that uses English as the main working language. Each intern is given the opportunity to develop and implement their academic, organizational, political, administrative and research skills.

UNPO is currently offering internship positions at its Advocacy Office in Brussels.

26 February 2015

Ghent University (UGent) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
PhD positions in the field of gender, culture & migration
Deadline for application: 1 May 2015

Ghent University (UGent) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) are offering two vacancies for doctoral research within the framework of the FWO (Fund for Scientific Research Flanders) research project 'Harmful Cultural Practices: A critical analysis of cross-cultural discourses and moral understandings of gender, sexuality and embodiment'.

Both researchers will work closely together under the joint supervision of Prof. Dr. Gily Coene (VUB) and Prof. Dr. Chia Longman (UGent). One researcher will be based at the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender at UGent, the other will be based at Rhea, Centre of Expertise in Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality at VUB.

25 February 2015

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Brussels 
Internship - Western Europe Desk
Deadline for application: 2 March 2015 

Human Rights are the very foundation of a society that guarantees equality, dignity and freedom for each human being. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), through its legitimacy, its experience, its methods and its credibility, has a unique role to play in contributing to their realisation.

FIDH currently has an internship position with the Western Europe Desk.