22 January 2013

Human Rights for Development (HR4DEV)
Advanced international training course on human rights in development

29 July - 23 August 2013, Antwerp (Belgium)

About the course
The advanced international training course Human Rights for Development (HR4DEV) aims at promoting knowledge, insight and skills in the field of human rights (including children's rights) and at developing young leaders in policy, practice and academia, to enable them to pass on this knowledge and skills to their own society (according to the train-the-trainers model), on the one hand, and to stimulate critical and strategic reflection on the integration of human rights (including children's rights) in their professional activities, on the other. HR4DEV is not exclusively organised for participants from the South. We explicitly choose to expose participants from North and South to the views of participants from other continents. Information, knowledge and means that are relevant in both North and South are shared.

Central European University, Budapest in cooperation with Open Society Justice Initiative, New York
Summer School 2013 on 'Strategic Human Rights Litigation', Budapest, 15 - 19 July 2013
The course is aimed at young practitioners, ideally with three to five years’ experience in human rights cases. The course will encourage participants to approach human rights litigation strategically, viewing litigating a human rights case as one step in the process of achieving social change. It will include modules that examine the steps involved in strategic litigation, specialist seminars on topics such as torture, arrest rights, freedom of expression, discrimination and migration, as well as a series of smaller discussion groups or individual consultation sessions where participants can get feedback on particular issues which they face in their cases.

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), Copenhagen, Latin America, Multiple Countries
Regional Coordinator for Latin America

Deadline for application: 11 February 2013

The IRCT is a health-based umbrella organization, which supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture worldwide. Its members currently include 144 independent organizations in 73 countries.Today, IRCT is the are the organization with the largest number of members from civil society that are working in the field of rehabilitation and prevention of torture.

IRCT is currently employing a Regional Coordinator for Latin Amerika.
Eurochild, Brussels
Policy and advocacy intern
Deadline for application: 2 February 2013

Eurochild is an international non-governmental organisation, which promotes the well-being and rights of children and young people at the European level and, through its membership, in the European countries. 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 and mainstreaming of children’s rights in all EU processes.
Period: March 2013 – August 2013 (6 months)
Location: Brussels
Conditions: all interns are engaged under an internship contract with a standard remuneration

16 January 2013

Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Towards a Users’ Perspective (HRI)
Training - Adopting a users' perspective on human rights research
Date: Wednesday 23 January 2013
Venue: Faculty Council Room at Ghent University, Faculty of Law, Voldersstraat 3, B-9000 Gent

About HRI
Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Towards a Users' Perspective is an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). It consists of Universiteit Gent (UGent), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL) and Universiteit Utrecht (UU). It aims to study human rights law as an integrated whole from a users’ perspective.

HRI organizes a half-day training session which will focus on adopting a users' perspective in human rights research. Keynote speaker is Dr. Tarlach Mc Gonagle of the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam. Respondent is Prof. dr. Dirk Voorhoof of the Centre for Journalism Studies and the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. The training is primarily aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers of the HRI project, but other interested participants are also welcome.

10 January 2013

Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC), Budapest (Hungary)
Project Manager - Access to Justice

Deadline for application: 21 January 2013

About MDAC
The mission of the Mental Disability Advocacy Center is to advance the rights of children and adults with intellectual disabilities or psycho-social disabilities. We achieve this through three organisational objectives:
• Creating a body of progressive jurisprudence
• Instigating law reform
• Empowering people with disabilities and promoting participatory politics

MDAC is currently recruiting a Project Manager for a two year project on access to justice for children with intellectual disabilities and children with psycho-social disabilities.

European Women's Lobby (EWL), Brussels
Policy Officer and Project Coordinator

Deadline for application: 18 January 2013

About the EWL
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of over 2000 women’s associations in the European Union. The EWL aims at promoting women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union. For its Secretariat based in Brussels, the EWL is seeking a full-time Policy Officer and Project Coordinator.

Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Leidschendam (The Netherlands)
Associate Legal Officer
Deadline for application: 17 January 2013

About the STL
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is a tribunal of international character. The STL was inaugurated on 1 March 2009 and has four organs:
• Chambers
• The Office of the Prosecutor

• The Defence Office
• Registry

The STL's headquarters are on the outskirts of The Hague, the Netherlands and the tribunal also has an office in Beirut, Lebanon.

Its primary mandate is to hold trials for the people accused of carrying out the attack of 14 February 2005 which killed 23 people, including the former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri, and injured many others.

STL is currently recruiting an Associate Legal Officer
Fair Trials International, London
Head of Law Reform
Deadline for applications: 14 January 2013

Fair Trials International (FTI) is a dynamic human rights charity which campaigns for the better protection of fair trial rights. Over the past four years, Fair Trials has grown considerably and developed an effective and respected law reform function, influencing law and policy on cross‐border judicial cooperation and procedural rights, through a combination of public campaigns, political lobbying and strategic litigation.
We have exciting plans to develop these activities and are looking to recruit a Head of Law Reform to lead this work. This senior role will provide the opportunity to shape the charity’s overall strategic direction with responsibility for all law reform activities. It is a varied and challenging role and you will lead an excellent team of colleagues, including two full‐time Law Reform Officers, interns and volunteers.