19 December 2013

The Hague Academy of International Law - Centre for Studies and Research
The Rights of Women and Elimination of Discrimination
18 August - 5 September 2014, Peace Palace, The Hague (The Netherlands)
Deadline for application: 15 March 2014

The Centre is designed to bring together young international lawyers of a high standard from all over the world, to undertake original research on a common general theme which is determined each year by the Academy. The research work undertaken at the Centre may be included in a collective work published by the Academy.

The topic of 2014 is 'The Rights of Women and Elimination of Discrimination'. The topic is broad in order to bring together scholars specialising in either Public International Law or Private International Law, or both. The aim is to cover both theoretical and practical aspects, with regard to a variety of situations and contexts. Considering that the contributions are to be published later on in the form of a Centre book, the candidates are expected to be able to write fluently in either French or English.

16 December 2013

Eurochild, Brussels
Policy and Advocacy Intern

Deadline for application: 5 January 2014


Eurochild is an international non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, which promotes the well-being and rights of children and young people at the European level and, through its membership, in the European countries. It is supported financially by the European Commission.
Eurochild is looking for an intern to assist in the development and implementation of Eurochild policy priorities, which currently include political advocacy on child poverty and well-being, campaign on quality alternative care for children, child and youth participation, and mainstreaming of children’s rights in all EU processes.

09 December 2013

The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
Publications Manager
Deadline for application: 10 January 2014


The Hague Academy of International Law, founded in 1923, is a high level, post-academic institution for the study and dissemination of public and private international law. The Academy's well-known Summer Programme and its Centre for Studies and Research are held in the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands) during the months of July, August and September.
 

The lectures, given either in French or in English, in the programme of the summer courses are published in the well-regarded Recueil des Cours/Collected Courses. Six to eight new volumes are published each year (approximately 3000-4000 pages) which also appear electronically. In addition, some of these courses are published as pocketbooks (approximately 1800 pages) and e-books. The Academy also produces reports and collections of papers prepared by the Directors of Research and participants in its Centre (approximately 1000 pages). Finally, the Academy publishes on an occasional basis papers from colloquia that it sponsors on selected topics in the field of international law, catalogues and specific works.

The Academy seeks to appoint a Publications Manager with copy-preparing/proof-reading responsibilities. The appointee will take the position of the current Manager who retires on 30 June 2014.

06 December 2013

Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University
Summer School in Human Rights Litigation: Call for application
Budapest, 21 - 25 July 2014
Deadline for application: 14 February 2014

The Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University invite applicants for the 2014 Summer School in Human Rights Litigation.

The summer school provides a unique opportunity for established human rights professionals to build on their experience and to develop their skills to successfully bring cases to the regional human rights systems and the UN treaty bodies, and to use those cases to achieve practical change. The curriculum will combine presentations, case studies, exercises, and discussion groups with preparatory work and further reading to ensure full maximum benefit for those attending the course. Participants will be invited to provide information on cases they are working on and those concrete examples will help shape discussion.

02 December 2013

Scuola Superiore Sant ’Anna
Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT), Livorno (Italy)

HEAT I: 20 - 24 January 2014
HEAT II: 31 March - 4 April 2014
HEAT III: 5 May 2014
Deadline for application: 7 January 2014 (HEAT I), 10 March 2014 (HEAT II) and 16 April 2014 (HEAT III)

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) is a public University and a centre of excellence which promotes education and research through under- and post-graduate studies in the field of Social and Applied Sciences. The International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) is a post-graduate programme of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. It was established in 1995 with the aim to respond to the training needs of personnel involved in international field operations.

Background of the course
Hostile environment awareness plays an important role in the effectiveness and impact of crisis management missions; it is also a chief responsibility that each seconding or contracting actor has vis-à-vis its deployed personnel ('duty of care'), so as to further address the issue of their protection while operating in high risk operational theaters.

Hostile environment awareness is essential to coping with internal and external security threats on the ground and is conductive to:
• enhancing the resilience of personnel when working in hazardous environments;
• increasing the understanding of proactive security and of basic field measures;
• providing personnel with the basic tools and techniques needed to avoid potentially dangerous situations or to cope adequately with actual endangering ones in the field.

This course has been designed and developed jointly by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Carabinieri Corps General Headquarters, precisely with the aim to address such needs.

26 November 2013

Plan Europe, Brussels
Advocacy and Communications Trainee
Deadline for application: 4 December 2013

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 European offices of Plan and our 50 programme countries around the world with the Plan EU Office in Brussels.Plan has the active support of 700,000 individual donors in EU member states through child sponsorship. Plan Europe strives to ensure that the promotion and protection of the rights of the child is a priority for the EU’s external action in policy and practice.

Plan Europe is engaging an Advocacy and Communications Trainee to support the communications, advocacy and campaign work by engaging the EU on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through participating in meetings, sharing Plan’s advocacy messages, using communication tools, engaging with EU media and organising events.

18 November 2013

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Brussels
Internship
Deadline for application: 25 November 2013

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million persons.

UNHCR is currently seeking an intern to start on 2 January 2014 (with a hand-over in mid December 2013).

12 November 2013

Law, War and Human Rights, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science
Eight Monday evening classes: 27 January - 17 March 2014
Deadline for application: 28 November 2013
 
The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on human rights.
The Centre organizes an eight-week programme, carried out by way of a two-hour seminar each Monday evening, examines the laws of war and international criminal law from the perspective of international human rights law. It confronts the crucial questions: are human rights law, the laws of war and international criminal law three distinct disciplines? Have they now become so entwined that it is not possible fully to understand one without some knowledge of the other?
iCourts, Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
Two postdoctoral fellowships: Europe and New Global Challenges (EuroChallenge)
Deadline for application: 5 December 2013

iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts, is dedicated to the study of international courts, their role in a globalizing legal order and their impact on politics and society. To understand the crucial and contemporary interplay of law, politics and society, the centre hosts a set of integrated interdisciplinary research projects on the causes and consequences of the proliferation of international courts.

Two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships are now available at iCourts.

04 November 2013

JUSTICE, London
Winter Internship Programme 2014
Deadline for application: 29 November 2013

JUSTICE is an all-party law reform and human rights organisation. It promotes improvements to the British legal system – through research, education, lobbying and interventions in the courts. It is the UK section of the International Commission of Jurists. JUSTICE is a registered charity that relies on the generosity of members and supporters for the funds to carry out its work.

JUSTICE is now inviting applications for its Winter Internship Programme 2014.
European Network Against Racism (ENAR), Brussels
Internship in the policy department
Deadline for application: 15 November 2013

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is a network of member organisations across Europe. ENAR combats racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, promotes equality for all, and links local/regional/national initiatives with European Union initiatives. It is the voice of the anti-racist movement in Europe.

ENAR is seeking interns for the periods January - June 2014 and September - December 2014. With the aim of achieving an ethnic and gender balance in its team, ENAR endeavours to provide an optimum social and learning environment to all of its interns. People from groups affected by racial, ethnic or religious discrimination are especially encouraged to join our team.

22 October 2013

Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Geneva
Call for Proposals to take part in a research project on the prevention of torture
Deadline for application: 1 November 2013
 

Over the past 35 years, the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) has developed a unique global overview and expertise in all aspects of the prevention of torture. It supports governments, justice systems, human rights institutions and civil society to take effective actions to prevent torture and other ill-treatment.

Research project on the prevention of torture
 
What interventions contribute to reducing the risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment?
Or, to put it more simply and crudely: 'Does torture prevention work?'

This is the overall research question which will guide Professor Richard Carver, Oxford Brookes University, UK, and his team during a three-year research project. The project kick-started on 1 April 2012 and will last for three years. It will include both desk review and in-depth field research with national partners in up to 12 different countries.

This is a call for proposals from individuals or institutions to take part in the project.
Universal Tolerance Organization, Drammen, Norway
Internship programme in the area of universal human rights for development of principles on tolerance regarding race, gender, class, ethnicity and sexuality
Deadline for application: 30 October 2013

The Universal Tolerance Organization (UTO) is an independent non-governmental organization established in 2011 in Norway. It is dedicated to:
• Global peace, security, justice, democracy, respect for human rights and sustainable development through tolerance;
• Elimination of all kinds of discrimination and monopoly by respecting diversity and pluralism.
 

The UTO appreciates new ideas and perspectives on its work. It is therefore seeking for interns who come from all walks of life and various levels of education – undergraduate and graduates students who have never had a chance to experience such work. The internship programme provides a unique opportunity for successful candidates to experience the organization. It also provides interns with monitoring and networking opportunities. Thus, hardworking, innovative and collaborative persons are welcome to apply for the next internshop programme and help UTO make a change in the world's attitude towards tolerance with regard to gender, race, class, and ethnicity.

18 October 2013

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Brussels
Legal internship
Deadline for application: 13 November 2013

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. Since 2009, FIDH has singled out certain areas of prime concern, for which it has determined action priorities:
1. Freedom and capacity to act of human rights defenders
2. Universality of rights, in particular those of women, whose - inequitable treatment constitutes a major obstacle for the progress of mankind
3. Promotion and protection of migrants’ rights
4. Effectiveness of Human Rights, to put an end to the impunity of authors of violations, who are not called to account, be they individuals, States or business enterprises
5. Stengthen the respect for human rights in the context of globalisation
6. Respect for Human Rights and the Rule of Law in times of conflict, emergency or political transition
FIDH quickly responds to requests from member organisations in times of armed or violent political conflict and closed countries. It conducts fact-finding missions in the field and mobilises the international community through international and regional organisations, third countries and other levers of influence.

FIDH is offering a legal placement.

16 October 2013

Salud por Derecho, Madrid
Policy & Advocacy Officer
Deadline for application: 18 October 2013

Salud por Derecho is a human rights organization focused on defending the right to health. Through political advocacy, awareness raising and social mobilization, in Spain and at the European levels, the organization works so that all people ar able to exercise their right to health.

Salud por Derecho's work is focused on three lines of action:
• Promoting more and better health R&D in an innovation system that is needs-driven and that ensures access to biomedical products.
• Contributing to achieving universal access to prevention, treatment and care for HIV/AIDS.
• Promoting the creation of a global social health protection framework that ensures access to quality basic services for all.

Salud por Derecho is currently looking for a Policy & Advocacy Officer.
International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), Brussels
Project Assistant Officer Internship

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is a Belgian Public Utility Foundation. It is conceived as an inter-disciplinary system of information, communication, debates, analyses and proposals concerning different areas which affect the development of juvenile justice in the world. The Observatory offers different services in French, English and Spanish as well as other languages, addressed to entities, professionals and individuals from all over the world involved and interested in the subject.

At present IJJO offers an internship programme for a Project Assistant Offcer.

15 October 2013

European Women's Lobby, Brussels
Secretary General
Deadline for application: 10 November 2013

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of over 2000 women’s associations in the European Union, with members in all 28 EU Member States and three of the candidate countries. The goals of EWL are the promotion of women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union.

EWL is seeking a full time Secretary General, based in the Secretariat in Brussels.
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Brussels Office
EU Advocacy internship
Deadline for application: 16 October 2013
 

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

Internship description
The Advocacy division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a full-time intern for the Brussels office. The intern will primarily focus on advocacy projects related to the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy/External Relations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring the activities and policies of the European Union in the area of human rights; attending meetings at the European Parliament; promoting HRW report findings; writing correspondences; organizing meetings; conducting research; and some administrative tasks. The internship will start on 4 November 2013 and will last for a minimum of four months.

This internship is unpaid. However, interns may be reimbursed for some lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. HRW internships offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights at the EU and elsewhere.

10 October 2013

2014 Winter course on Human Rights and Asia
6 - 17 January 2014, Human Rights Center of the Seoul National University, Korea
Deadline for application: 25 October 2013

This is a two-week intensive course taught by experts who have extensive experience of working in the field of human rights. It offers both general sessions on the international human rights norms and human rights protection mechanism, and thematic sessions on contemporary issues and case studies in Asia. This course aims at fostering an interdisciplinary study of human rights in Asia.

Application requirements
The course is designed primarily for postgraduate students, researchers, professors, practitioners, and international and national civil servants from all countries of the world who demonstrate a high level of interest in human rights and Asia. Undergraduate students (third year or higher) who have experience in studying or working in human rights may also apply for the course. The course is taught in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40.

The full programme, lists of lecturers as well as all necessary details can be consulted on the winter course website.
Conference on Human Rights education in Russia and other European countries
21 - 22 October 2013, Russia, Yekaterinburg, Legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk oblast
 
In 1998, Russia ratified the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in order to ensure the protection of rights - according to European standards - of all those under its jurisdiction. Over the last 15 years, more than 1.600 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights against Russia have led to many reforms of the Russian legal system: lawyers have begun to defend their clients by invoking the norms of international human rights law, judges are increasingly applying the provisions of international treaties and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, and many lawyers have been trained in the application of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
 
17 years after its accession to the Council of Europe, has Russia achieved its intended level of adoption of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms? What is the current standard of legal education in Russia with respect to international law and human rights? How do other European countries approach the domestic application and teaching of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ? What lessons can Russia learn from other states?

Conference participants will analyse current approaches to the teaching of human rights law with a specific focus on the application of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Russia and other European countries.

08 October 2013

Scuola Superiore Sant ’Anna, Pisa (Italy)
Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

28 October - 1 November 2013 (Course I), Leghorn (Italy)
18 - 22 November 2013 (Course II), Leghorn (Italy)
Deadline for application: 11 October 2013 (Course I) and 28 October 2013 (Course II)

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) is a public University and a centre of excellence which promotes education and research through under and post-graduate studies in the field of Social and Applied Sciences. The International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) is a post-graduate programme of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. It was established in 1995 with the aim to respond to the training needs of personnel involved in international field operations.

Background of the course
Hostile environment awareness plays an important role in the effectiveness and impact of crisis management missions; it is also a chief responsibility that each seconding or contracting actor has vis-à-vis its deployed personnel ('duty of care'), so as to further address the issue of their protection while operating in high risk operational theaters.

Hostile environment awareness is essential to coping with internal and external security threats on the ground and is conducive to:
• enhancing the resilience of personnel when working in hazardous environments;
• increasing the understanding of proactive security and of basic field measures;
• providing personnel with the basic tools and techniques needed to avoid potentially dangerous situations or to cope adequately with actual endangering ones in the field.

This course has been designed and developed jointly by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Carabinieri Corps General Headquarters, precisely with the aim to address such needs.

30 September 2013

Academy of European Law (ERA)
Seminar on Recent Jurisprudence of the ECtHR in the Area of Criminal Law
Strasbourg, 13 November 2013 – 14 November 2013

The seminar will provide legal practitioners an analysis of the recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with relevance for criminal law and criminal procedure.

Key topics
• Evidence obtained through special investigation techniques (Art. 6 § 1 ECHR, Art. 8 ECHR, Art. 13 ECHR)
• Presumption of innocence (Art.6 § 2 ECHR)
• Rights of the defence and assistance to be provided to the accused (Art. 6 § 3 ECHR)
• Rights of victims in criminal proceedings (Art. 6 ECHR, Art. 13 ECHR)

19 September 2013

Academy of European Law (ERA)
Seminar on the Supervision of matters relating to detention: The Council of Europe and international bodies' work in improving conditions
Strasbourg, 14 - 15 November 2013

Contents of the seminar
The seminar will focus on the work of the Council of Europe and international bodies in improving conditions related to detention.

Key topics
• Work of the Council of Europe and its European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) in the field of detention.
• The Council of Europe’s legal body of recommendations, conventions and resolutions, in particular the European Prison Rules.
• UN Optional Protocol against Torture and national preventative mechanisms.
• Alternatives to imprisonment, actions on improving detention conditions and improving prison monitoring coordination among key actors.

17 September 2013

World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva
Human Rights Adviser
Deadline for application: 23 September 2013

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

The Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) aims to promote and support an expanded global effort to enable people to protect their own health as it relates to sexuality and reproduction and to have access to and receive health services when needed. To achieve this, the Department advocates and promotes sound public health strategies, sets norms and standards, and supports relevant research. HRP is the main instrument within the United Nations system for promoting, conducting, evaluating and coordinating interdisciplinary research on reproductive health; for collaborating with countries in
enhancing national capacities to conduct this research; for promoting the use of research results in policy-making and planning for reproductive health care; and for the setting of standards and guidelines, including ethical guidelines, in the field of reproductive health research.


WHO is currently emplyoing a Human Rights Adviser to examine and conduct research on the legal and policy environment affecting the realization of sexual and reproductive health, to foster the promotion and protection of human rights related to sexual and reproductive health; to ensure that the work of WHO in the areas of sexual and reproductive health is in line with international human rights agreements, particularly the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

12 September 2013

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Paris
Programme Assistant on the Women’s Rights and Migrants’ Rights Desk
Deadline for application: 13 September 2013

Founded in 1922, FIDH is an international human rights movement, bringing together 178 member organizations from over 100 countries. FIDH’s mandate is to contribute to the promotion and protection of the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Programme Assistant will contribute to the implementation of the activities of the Women’s Rights and Migrants’ Rights Desk. S/he will work under the responsibility of the Executive Management and under the supervision of the Desk Director and Directors of Operations.
The European Convention on Human Rights: The Principle of Non-Discrimination
Winter School
13 - 17 January 2014, Forli, University of Bologna
Deadline for application: 18 November 2013

The Winter School is a joint initiative of the Institut International des Droits de l'Homme (Strasbourg), the High School of Economics (Moscow) and the School of Political Science at the University of Bologna. It will focus on the functioning mechanism of the European Convention on Human Rights and the protection of minorities through the analysis of the prohibition of discrimination.

Number of participants: 30
Credits: 3
Languages: English and French
Admission requirements: Degree, experience in human rights
Fee: €300 (including accommodation), €200 (without accommodation)

Auditors
The Winter School accepts the participation of 12 auditors maximum. Applicants are not required to satisfy the admission requirements (degree, experience in human rights). Auditors will not be awarded with the formative credits given by the Winter School. The fee for auditors is €250 (including accommodation or €150 (without accommodation). All applications are subjected to a comparative selection procedure.

More information
The full programme, call for application and accommodation form can be downloaded here. For further information, please contact Carmelo Danisi at carmelo.danisi2@unibo.it.
Human Rights Watch, Brussels
Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy
Deadline for application: 18 October 2013

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking experienced and highly qualified executive level applicants for the position of Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy. He/she will represent Human Rights Watch in various advocacy settings, oversees its advocates around the world, is a member of HRW’s Executive Management Team (EMT), and serves as the EMT’s representative in Europe. This position reports to the Executive Director of HRW.

04 September 2013

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Training seminar on Human Rights and the environment
21-23 November 2013, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)
Deadline for application: 30 September 2013

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 organising a seminar, with the patronage and collaboration of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Union (EU), which will analyse human rights from an environmental perspective, with a new multi-disciplinary approach that underpins the notion that the right to a healthy environment is just as basic as other rights.
 
The methodology of the seminar includes lectures, discussions, working groups and case studies. Issues about human rights and the environment will be analysed in the context of sustainable development by identifying links and challenges, which shall be faced to implement a rightsbased approach to the environmental protection. As well as consideration of international human rights law, there will also be an examination of the relationship of the law of armed conflict with the environment, and questions of transitional justice.
European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Training seminar for short-term International Electoral Observers (IEO)
November 2013, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)
Deadline for application: 15 October 2013

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 has developed two three-day modules aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers).
Selected applicants will be allowed to become aware of the role, the tasks and the status of international observers, and will be given a theoretical and practical training on election observation and election observation missions functioning.

26 August 2013

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Regional Representation for Western Europe, Brussels
Talent recruitment initiative
Deadline for application: 31 August 2013

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees, internally displaced people and others of concern. In more than six decades, UNHCR has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. In 2012 alone, the agency had responsibility for 35.8 million people of concern and operated in more than 120 countries.

The Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme, or EHP, is a competitive point of entry into UNHCR for talented professionals under 40 years of age who have a passion for humanitarian work.

This recruitment initiative is designed to identify highly qualified and motivated individuals with the right profiles, willing to be deployed to locations where they are needed most. Selected candidates will join the programme at the P2 level on a two-year cohort program and will be deployed to the field after having completed a comprehensive orientation program in early 2014. The EHP is open to both external and internal applicants.

13 August 2013

Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years of 50%) Researcher in the Law and Development Research Group
Deadline for application: 15 August 2013

Job description
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is implementing a 'sanitised villages' programme, which is supported by UNICEF. The human rights based programme aims at improving the living conditions in the targeted villages, thus ameliorating hygiene and the environment as well as access to drinking water and suitable toilets. UNICEF’s interventions are explicitly rights-based.
The researcher will carry out the legal analysis at the international (and partly national) level, within the localizing human rights research line of the Law and Development Research Group. She/he will also contribute to the preparation of the field research, to be carried out by the research team in the DRC.

The main focus of the research will be on:
• An analysis of the human rights based approach of UNICEF.
• An analysis of the agreement between UNICEF and the DRC on the sanitised villages project.
• An analysis of DRC Constitutional provisions relevant to the project.

This research project forms part of the IAP “The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Towards a Users’ Perspective”.

Profile and requirements
• You hold a master degree in law
• You can submit good academic results
• You have knowledge of international human rights law and/or development
• You have experience or interest in interdisciplinary / social science research
• You have strong analytic and writing skills
• You are fluent in English, French and Dutch
• You are able to work independently and in team
• You are quality-oriented, conscientious and flexible
• Also students in the final year of their degree can apply

We offer
• A full-time contract of 1 year (or 50% during two years)
• The start date of the contract will be 1 November 2013
• A gross monthly salary ranging from € 3.145,57 - € 5.323,28
• A dynamic, international and stimulating work environment

Applications
Applications should be submitted online (you first need to register until the closing date of 15 September 2013.

More information about the application form can be obtained from Ellen Huijer (+32 3 265 31 45) or Robin Wynants (+32 3 265 31 41).

For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Koen De Feyter (+32 3 265 58 82).

The University of Antwerp strives to contribute to an open, democratic and multi-cultural society. We are a family friendly environment and follow an equal-opportunities policy.

The full job description can be consulted here.

WFC - World Future Council, Hamburg, Germany
Senior Project Manager - Ending Violence against Women and Girls
Deadline for application: 2 September 2013

The World Future Council (WFC) is a global forum of 50 respected personalities who give voice to the shared ethical values of citizens worldwide. The Council works closely with policy-makers, civil society and business to identify and implement best policies to protect the rights of future generations.

The WFC is currently engaging a Senior Project Manager to coordinate the a new World Future Council Commission entitled 'Ending Violence against Women and Girls'.
Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Europe Regional Office, Brussels
Europe Programme Internship
Deadline for application: 18 August 2013

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is a global network of NGOs advocating for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC). The Coalition is comprised of over 2.500 Non Governmental Organizations, collaborating with individual activists, governments, inter-governmental bodies, academics and other
international law experts from around the world.
The multi-track approach of the Coalition involves:
• Promoting education and awareness of the ICC and the Rome Statute at the national, regional and global level.
• Monitoring and supporting the work of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC and facilitating NGO involvement in the process.
• Promoting the universal acceptance and ratification of the Rome Statute.
• Promoting the adoption of comprehensive implementation legislation.
• Expanding and strengthening the Coalition's global network.


The intern will assist with the Coalition’s campaign in the European region.The dynamic environment made possible by a global campaign involving thousands of large and small
NGOs, governments, EU institutions, academics and international organisations provides for diverse educational and professional learning opportunities.


10 July 2013

UCL Institute of the Americas, London
Santander Scholarship Award of to all Latin American Applicants in 2013
Deadline for application: 9 August 2013

The Institute of the Americas of the London's Global University is delighted to announce the Santander Award of a £5,000 scholarship for its MA and MSc Programmes. This award is for International Students applying from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay in September 2013, for the following programmes:
• International Relations of the Americas MSc
• Caribbean and Latin American Studies MA
• Globalisation and Latin American Development MSc
• Latin American Politics MSc
• Latin American Studies MA
• United States Studies: History and Politics MA

The Santander Master's Scholarships (funded by Santander), aim to assist the most academically able students from leading universities to pursue a Master's programme at UCL.

UCL has been in partnership with Santander Universities since 2007, providing UCL students and staff with numerous benefits and opportunities which range from study abroad experiences to awards for non-academic achievement.


Application
Candidates must:
• Be nationals of one of the Santander network countries listed above and;
• Be studying at, or a graduate of, a university included on the relevant country list of eligible institutions (see Santander Universities) and;
• Be expected to obtain, or already possess, a Bachelors' degree awarded at a level equivalent to first-class Honours in a UK Bachelors degree and;
• Hold an offer of admission to a one-year, full-time UCL Master's programme, starting in the following academic year. 

All information can be found here.

02 July 2013

Human Rights Watch, Brussels

Internship
Deadline for application: As soon as possible

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

The Legal & Policy Office of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a full-time intern to join the team on the case against Hissène Habré. HRW has been working for 13 years with the victims of Chad's exiled former President, Hissène Habré, to bring him to trial.

The internship will last a minimum of six months, starting in August 2013. The intern will be supervised by HRW’s Counsel. The internship will primarily focus on liaising with HRW’s partners in Senegal and Chad, drafting advocacy letters and press releases, monitoring press and events and assisting with research.

This internship is unpaid. Some lunch and local travel costs may be reimbursed as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Qualifications
The internship is open to law students, law graduates, and graduate students with expertise in international criminal law or international relations. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in human rights. Oral and written fluency in French and proficiency in English is required.

How to apply

Please apply immediately by emailing a letter of interest in English or French, a resumé, two names or letters of reference and, if possible, a brief, unedited writing sample in French or English to habre@hrw.org. Please use 'Habré Internship Application – Summer 2013' as the subject of your email and specify your dates of availability. Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. 

Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK

Intensive Course on Challenges faced by the International Human Rights Regime
9 - 13 September 2013, Middlesex University London

Overview
The promise posited by human rights, derived as a concept inspired by the intrinsic dignity of human beings, and as an effective tool to combat inequality and the abuse of power, is in crisis. The daily news on the use of human rights to protect persons who are a threat to the survival of the State and its citizens, the alleged misuse of human rights to consolidate rather than fight undue privileges, the portrayal of human rights mechanisms as a ‘foreign regime’ hampering national democratic processes, and the antagonisms of States such as Brazil and the United Kingdom towards regional human rights systems of protections they once helped to create and embraced, denotes that it is not only the economy facing a confidence crisis.
Today we are confronted with unfair consequences of structural adjustment programmes, uneven impact of trade liberalisation, side effects of the protection of intellectual property regimes, and in the midst of this, a renewed perception of human rights as a neo-colonial tool to implement hidden political agendas. Mistrust of the international human rights regime, often voiced by countries in the South as attempts to undermine their sovereignty, are increasingly being augmented by the voices of Western States such as the UK and the USA. This is illustrated by the reluctance of the United Sates to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the failure to allow unfettered access to human right mechanisms, or to investigate the situation in Guantanamo Bay. More recently it underpins British posturing towards human rights treaties and their implementation, with the latest opposition being its resistance to implement the European Court of Human Rights’ decision regarding prisoners’ rights to vote.

Objectives
The objective of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the legal basis underpinning the creation of human rights standards and organs through the prism of topics considered a priority on the international human rights agenda. By the end of the course participants will be able to analyse the impact of international and national politics on the structures and functions of human rights mechanisms, be able to critically evaluate the existing system, and identify current and potential strategies for effective functioning within it.


Structure
The five-day course is divided into three parts. On the first day, students will be introduced to the events and ideologies that have resulted in a situation where countries that once led the creation of human rights norms and monitoring mechanisms at international level, are now distancing themselves from these. Days two, three and four, forming the second part, will focus on incendiary and divisive human rights topics that dominate intergovernmental agendas, in particular:

(i) the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion;
(ii) the consequences for human rights of austerity measures and migration policies;
(iii) a critical examination of the role of the United Nations Security Council and international law in conflict zones.
The third part will focus on emerging themes and challenges represented by the applicability of the human rights framework, with the activities undertaken by corporations, and the relationship between development projects, the environment and human rights driving the discussion during the last day.

Recommended for:
The course is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in human rights, international and domestic civil servants, and organisations engaged with international and national human rights monitoring bodies and processes. It would be of particular interest to journalists and those interested in understanding the different strategies for the promotion and protection of human rights.

27 June 2013

Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University
Doctoral Studentships in Law
Deadline for application: 15 July 2013

Newcastle Law School has up to two PhD studentships available for the 2013/14 academic year. Applications are invited from applicants with an interest in pursuing a PhD in any area of Law in which the School is able to offer supervision. However, for one of the scholarships preference will be given to candidates intending to undertake a PhD in a topic of their choosing in the field of property law (broadly interpreted). For the second scholarship applications are invited from students with interests in any area of law.

Applicants are expected to have at a minimum either a very good 2.1 or 1st Class Undergraduate Degree in Law. Applications will be considered on their merits, including further education at Masters level, a publication record, professional qualifications or relevant work experience.

The studentship will provide tuition fees for three years (full time) at the UK/EU home rate (by tuition fee waiver) and will provide a maintenance stipend at current UK Research Council rates (currently £13726). The successful candidates must take up their scholarship by 23 September 2013. It will be a condition of the award of the scholarship that successful candidates undertake some undergraduate seminar teaching within the Law School, to a maximum not normally exceeding an average of 6 hours per week during semester 1 and 2 of the academic year. If awarded, each scholarship will offer funding for a maximum of 3 years study. 

To be eligible for this studentship, applicants must complete the following two steps:

(1) Make a formal application for the PhD programme at Newcastle University. Applicants must apply for a place through the University application procedure available here. On the online postgraduate application form, insert the reference number LAW Scholarships 1  and select 'PhD' as the programme of study. Complete all fields. A covering letter, CV, a full research proposal and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications must be attached. The English language requirement is IELTS 7 with at least 6.5 in the written component. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number LAW Scholarships 1  and explain why you would be a suitable candidate for this studentship.

(2) In addition to completing the online application, applicants must also send a covering letter, CV and research proposal, preferably by email, to Dr Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo (maria-teresa.gil-bazo@ncl.ac.uk), PGR Selector, Newcastle Law School,  Newcastle University, 21-24 Windsor Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU. 

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2013. Candidates will be interviewed and awards made before the end of July 2013.
University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Faculty of Law
Professor of International Law
Deadline for application: 1 August 2013

The Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as a Professor of International Law with a focus on international courts. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. The professor will be affiliated with iCourts - Danish National Research Foundation´s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, which is a research centre at the Faculty of Law.
The Faculty of Law is one of six faculties at the University of Copenhagen. The Faculty carries out research, education and knowledge dissemination within the area of law. The research is partly organised in research centres and groups. The Faculty employs about 75 full time researchers and app. 50 PhD scholars as well as app. 70 administrative staff members. There are app. 450 part time instructors contributing to the teaching of app. 4.500 law students.