30 April 2013

European Union Advisory Group to the Republic of Armenia (EUAG), Yerevan, Armenia
Policy Advisor on Human Rights
Deadline for application: 9 May 2013

The EU Advisory Group supports the Republic of Armenia in the implementation of its reform agenda and the development of its international commitments. The Group provides tailored policy advice on legal, security, democratic, economic and institutional issues to the Armenian Presidency and other institutions.

Strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Armenia, in compliance with international commitments undertaken by Armenia, has been identified as a priority in the cooperation between Armenia and the European Union.

Armenia became the first country to which the European Commission deployed a team of high-level advisors to support reform efforts and ENP Action Plan implementation. Together with national experts they provide a balanced mix of policy, legal and institutional advice based on the EU’s and member states’ know-how and best practices.

The EU Advisory Group is currently employing a Policy Advisor on Human Rights.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Brussels
Legal Intern
Deadline for application: 13 May 2013

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is currently seeking an intern to start immediately in May.

The proposed internship lasts for a period of six months and is unpaid. The intern will participate in the various activities of the Legal Unit of the Regional Representation for Western Europe and will be responsible for drafting an overview of asylum and statelessness considerations in Belgium and Luxembourg.

A Masters degree in law is essential. Previous relevant experience in refugee matters or human rights preferred.

Excellent research skills, excellent drafting skills in French (native speaker) and English (near perfect), with a working knowledge of Dutch (understanding);

How to apply
Your CV and covering letter should be sent by 13 May 2013 to belbr@unhcr.org, mentioning in the subject 'Legal Unit Internship May 2013'.
Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway
Two Doctoral Scholarships
Deadline for application: 31 May 2013

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is one of the world's premier university-based institutions for the study of human rights and humanitarian law. Since its establishment, the Centre has developed a global reputation for excellence in the field of human rights teaching, research and advocacy, which has enabled the institution to attract high quality students to its acclaimed LLM programmes and to build a thriving community of doctoral researchers. The Centre has a proven record in successfully implementing projects dealing with international human rights law and humanitarian law. It regularly hosts prestigious international conferences and symposoia and has an outstanding research and publication record.

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is currently accepting applications for two Doctoral Scholarships. Applications are sought from students who intend to pursue doctoral level research on topics related to either:
• Freedom of expression
• The United Nations architecture for the protection of human rights

25 April 2013

Summer Schools Programme 2013 at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

The Irish Center for Human Rights offers 3 summer schools programmes in 2013:
• The International Criminal Court summer school (17 - 21 June 2013)
• Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy (27 June - 6 July 2013)
• Summer School on Human Rights, Migration and Globalization (8 -12 July 2013)
The Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union in practice
Seminar organised by the Academy of European Law (ERA) in cooperation with the Faculty of Advocates
3 - 4 June 2013, Edingburgh

This seminar will provide practical training to legal practitioners on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. It is part of a project co-financed by the European Commission consisting of eight decentralised seminars spread across the EU. This seminar will focus on the Charter's application to criminal law.

Key topics
• Legal nature of the Charter
• The relevance of the Charter for the national legal order
• Application of the Charter to the United Kingdom
• Content and scope of the Charter
• Hints on application and interpretation of the Charter
• Relationship with the European Convention of Human Rights and other human rights provision

Jodie Blackstock, Barrister; Director of Criminal and EU Justice Policy, JUSTICE, London
Filippo Fontanelli, Lecturer in Law, University of Surrey
Patrick Hodge, Lord Hodge, Justice Nominate of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, London (invited)
Suzanne Kingston, Barrister; Lecturer, School of Law, University College Dublin

Interactive methodology
• Case studies on the scope and the applicability of the Charter
• Workshop on substantive application of Charter provisions

Who should attend?
Legal professionals interested in application of the Charter in practical terms, in particular lawyers in private practice wishing to apply the Charter provisions to a case before a court.

The registration fee is €280.
In order to register, you first need to create an ERA-account.

23 April 2013

Call for applications for the XII Edition of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2013-2014, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa (Italy)
Deadline for application: 17 October 2013

The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, which is strongly field-oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations as well as operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.

17 April 2013

International Rescue Committee Belgium (IRC), Brussels
Advocacy and Policy Internship
Deadline for application: 19 April 2013

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global humanitarian and post-conflict development organisation, working with people and communities affected by conflicts and natural disasters in more than 40 countries around the world. International Rescue Committee Belgium asbl-vzw represents the IRC’s global network in Belgium. Established in 2001, IRC Belgium carries out policy and advocacy work, provides technical support to IRC programmes in the field, and raises funds to support those affected by conflict and disaster.

The IRC is looking for an Advocacy and Policy Intern for the Brussels office.

Privacy International, London
Research Officer
Deadline for application: 7 May 2013

Privacy International (PI) is one of the world’s leading privacy organisations. It was founded in 1990 and has active associates in over 20 countries. Its mission is to defend the right to privacy across the world, and to fight unlawful surveillance and other intrusions into private life by governments and corporations.

The vision of Privacy International is a world in which privacy is protected by governments, respected by corporations and cherished by individuals. We believe that technological developments should strengthen, rather than undermine, the right to a private life, and that everyone’s personal information and communications must be carefully safeguarded, regardless of nationality, religion, personal or economic status.

Privacy International is currently recruiting a Research Officer.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Warsaw (Poland)
Human Rights Adviser
Deadline for application: 25 April 2013

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination and the rule of law.

In accordance with the mandate of ODIHR, the Human Rights Department (HRD) is assisting participating States in fulfilling their obligations to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. Areas of work covered by the Department include monitoring and analysis of human rights developments in the OSCE area and the provision of expertise and technical assistance to enhance compliance with human dimension commitments; supporting the development of effective human rights education and capacity building; enhancing the protection of human rights while countering terrorism; addressing the relationship between human rights, gender and the security sector; and emphasizing human rights aspects of combating trafficking in human beings. 

The HRD is recruiting a Human Rights Adviser

Girls Not Brides, London
Policy Intern
Deadline for application: 26 April 2013

Girls Not Brides is a new global partnership, initiated by The Elders, that brings together non-governmental organisations from around the world committed to ending child marriage. Girls Not Brides works to empower those seeking to end child marriage, to raise awareness of its harmful impact and potential solutions, and to call for urgent global action. Since Girls Not Brides launched in September 2011, more than 250 organisations from over 45 countries have joined as members.

Girls Not Brides is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Policy Intern to boost the impact of its global drive for a world without child marriage.

Internship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Rights Lawyer - Africa
Deadline for application: 26 April 2013
Legal Director

Deadline for application: 5 May 2013

INTERIGHTS is an international legal human rights NGO based in London. It provides leadership and support in the legal protection of human rights. INTERIGHTS works to ensure that human rights standards are protected and promoted effectively in domestic courts and before regional and international bodies, contributing to the development of a cumulative and progressive interpretation of international human rights law.
INTERIGHTS invites applications for an internship for a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Rights Lawyer in Africa and a Legal Director in London.

Improving conditions related to detention - The role of the ECHR, the Strasbourg court and national courts
Seminar organised by the Academy of European Law (ERA)
20 – 21 June 2013, Strasbourg

The Academy of European Law (ERA) is a non-profit public foundation that provides training in European law to legal practitioners. Its patrons include most EU member states and it is supported by the EU. ERA organises conferences and seminars around Europe, has an e-learning platform and publishes a legal journal ERA Forum.

'Improving Conditions related to detention' is the first of three major seminars organised by ERA and sponsored by the European Commission.

The topics of the other two seminars are:
• The supervision of matters related to detention: the Council of Europe and international bodies’ work in improving conditions (Strasbourg, 14-15 November 2013)
• The improvement of conditions relating to detention at an EU level: best practice, legislation and the European Commission’s Green Paper on detention (Trier, February 2014)

11 April 2013

Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism Research Studentships, City University London
Three full-time Doctoral Research Studentships
Deadline for application: 13 May 2013

The Centre is offering three three-year, full-time Doctoral Research Studentships, available to both home and overseas fee-paying students. Applications can be made to undertake doctoral studies in a topic relevant to one of the main themes of the Centre:
• Legal Restraints on the Media
• Transformations in Media Policy
• Journalism and Human Rights
• Media, Journalism and Criminal Justice
• Media Justice

For entry in October 2013, the studentships will attract a bursary of £15,000 per annum in addition to payment of the tuition fees. Successful candidates will usually be expected to undertake some teaching support activity in their second and third years, by agreement with the School concerned.

For further information, please contact the Centre Research Manager: Peter Aggar.
Informal enquiries can be made to the Centre Directors: Professor Howard Tumber (Journalism), Professor Lorna Woods (Law) and Dr Chris Greer (Sociology).
IX Migration Summer School: “Theories, Methods and Policies”, European University Institute, Florence
17th June – 28th June 2013
Deadline for application: 15 April 2013

International migration has become an all-important issue for the world as a whole, and for the European Union and its neighbourhood in particular. People crossing international borders bring with them a baggage of different cultural, social and political experiences, which then they negotiate with the host society. This dynamic, two-way process of integration has, however, impacts on societies of origin as well. This year we ask a crucial question: How is integration negotiated between the sending and receiving countries? Participants of the IX Migration Summer School on “Theories, Methods and Policies” will explore the answers to this question. Through this lens they will analyse the interactions of the regions of origin and the regions of destination; migration policies and the regulation of migration; and processes of social cohesion.
Teaching will be accompanied by research work and practical debates. Participants will be encouraged to translate perceived societal problems into social scientific research questions, and to contribute to the solution of these problems by combining insights from demographic, economic, legal and sociological approaches.
The Summer School will coincide with the annual Migration Policy Centre Conference. Therefore the participants will attend the debates and discussions held at this occasion, as well as a roundtable especially organised for them with EU Commissionner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström.

05 April 2013

Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Advanced Course on the International Protection of Human Rights

19 - 30 August 2013, in Turku / Åbo, Finland
Deadline for application: 9 April 2013

Aim and content
The course aims at providing a profound insight into, and analysis of, the system of international (universal and regional) human rights protection in the light of contemporary problems and relevant case law. The course is composed of lectures, case studies in working-groups, seminars and an optional, academic essay.
Utrecht School of Law, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Assistant Professor of Human Rights and International Public Law
Deadline for application: 15 April 2013

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (REBO) is one of the largest faculties within the University of Utrecht and contains one of the oldest departments: the Utrecht School of Law. The School of law is housed in a number of monumental buildings in the center of Utrecht. With approximately 4000 students and 500 staff members, the School of Law stands in the midst of society, thanks to a wide range of departments, renowned research and a well-equipped law library. The School of Law is currently looking for an Assistant Professor of Human Rights and International Public Law.