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.