Amnesty International's Centre for International Justice (CIJ), The Hague (The Netherlands)
Deadline for application: 30 June 2013
Amnesty International works towards an effective system of international justice to ensure that when genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture, extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances are committed, victims have access to justice, truth and reparations without discrimination as to gender, sexual orientation and identity and other status. These crimes must be investigated and prosecuted, the truth must be told so that victims know the causes of the violations, and victims must be provided with full and effective reparations to address their suffering and help them rebuild their lives. Justice, truth and reparations must be provided before national justice systems and common barriers to do so (i.e., amnesties, immunities or statutes of limitations) must be removed. When national authorities are unable or unwilling to fulfill these obligations, the international community will step in to do so either by exercising universal jurisdiction over those crimes or by ensuring that those crimes may be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) or other relevant international or internationalized criminal courts.
Centre for International Justice - Purpose
The Centre for International Justice is an initiative developed by the International Secretariat and Amnesty International the Netherlands to support and strengthen Amnesty International’s efforts to promote an effective system of international justice to combat impunity. Through its presence in The Hague, the Centre acts as a liaison and representative for Amnesty International on international justice issues, particularly in relation to the work of the ICC.
Tasks of Legal Intern may include the following:
• Assisting the Head of Office with the representation of Amnesty International, including participation with the Head of Office in meetings, diplomatic briefings and other fora.
• Assisting Head of Office with trial monitoring, for the purpose of monitoring judicial developments and highlighting emerging jurisprudential trends.
• Support Head of Office with the preparation of a variety of documents, such as letters, presentations or briefs.
• Assisting the Head of Office with internal communications, including with the International Secretariat.
• Providing legal advice on policy-related issues pertaining to the ICC and other international justice institutions.
• Conducting administrative tasks as necessary.
• Educational background in law, preferably international (criminal) law
• Fluent in oral and written English. Other languages are an asset
• Good verbal communication skills
• Good drafting skills in English
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, establishing priorities and organizing his/her time accordingly and with ability to work on several files at the same time
•Ability to provide for quality work within strict deadlines
• Duration: 6 months
• Location: The Hague
• There is no reimbursement arrangement
How to apply
Please send your application and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 June 2013.