19 December 2014

Flemish Peace Institute, Brussels
Internships (period April - June)
Deadline for application: 1 February 2015

The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent institute dedicated to peace research and hosted by the Flemish Parliament. The Peace Institute offers internships to students and recent graduates. Interns are introduced to the particular dynamics of an independent research institute in a political environment. An internship has a 3-month duration (January-March, April-June or October-December). During this period, the intern cooperates with the staff in the research programme's of the Scientific Secretariat.
Vlaams Vredesinstituut, Brussel
Sectieproef voor de aanwerving van een contractueel onderzoeker 'Vredesopbouw in buitenlands beleid' (M/V)
Uiterste inschrijvingsdatum: 19 januari 2015

Het Vlaams Vredesinstituut is een onafhankelijk instituut voor vredesonderzoek bij het Vlaams Parlement en organiseert binnenkort een selectieproef voor de aanwerving van een onderzoeker “vredesopbouw in buitenlands beleid” (m/v). Het betreft een arbeidsovereenkomst van bepaalde duur met contractuele aanstelling voor 6 maanden; aanvang tewerkstelling op zeer korte termijn.

General Secretariat of the Council of the EU
Traineeships

The Council of the EU is the institution representing the member states' governments. Also informally known as the EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies.

The General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) is responsible for assisting the European Council and the Council of the EU, including its presidencies, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) and the other Council committees and working parties.

The GSC offers different types of traineeship.

17 December 2014

Netherlands Institute of Human Rights of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Postdoc/Senior Researcher 'Human rights, democracy and rule of law in EU external relations'
Deadline for application: 4 January 2015
 
The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights of the Faculty of Law (SIM), Economics and Governance of Utrecht University is appointing a Postdoctoral/Senior Research Fellow for the project entitled ‘Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies (FRAME)’, funded by the European Union. Frame is a large-scale collaborative research project conducted by nineteen research institutes from around the world. Research within the FRAME project aims to inform EU policy-making.

12 December 2014

Human Rights Law Centre, School of Law, University of Nottingham
Research Assistant
Deadline for application: 7 January 2015

The Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham is inviting applications for the post of Research Assistant.

The successful candidate will join a small team of academics, consultants and support staff and assist in the planning and implementation of human rights projects, which include training courses, workshops, conferences and research projects (both in the UK and overseas), as well as the publication of several human rights journals and books.

11 December 2014

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, The Hague Secretariat
Europe Programme Internship
Deadline for application: 22 December 2014
 
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is the largest partnership in the world advancing the cause of international justice. Including more than 2,500 civil society
organizations from 150 countries, the Coalition is leading the global fight to end genocide,
war crimes, and crimes against humanity through a commitment to the core values of human rights and justice.
 
The Coalition is offering a Europe Programme Internship, starting 26 January 2015
Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg (Germany)
Research Fellow/Project Manager
Deadline for application: 31 December 2014

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law (MPFPR) is based in Heidelberg. It continues the extensive consulting, training and research projects of the 'Global Knowledge Transfer' working group, which existed from 2002 to 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL). Within the framework of its research activities, MPFPR carries out several 'Global Knowledge Transfer Projects' in various countries. MPFPR projects focus on capacity-building and academic research in the fields of public international law, comparative constitutional law and the rule of law in countries in transition.

Research fellows are engaged in legal research, the organization and conducting of project activities such as workshops, as well as liaising with local project partners.

09 December 2014

Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University
Postdoc in judicial independence and human rights in new democracies
Deadline for application: 4 January 2015

A postdoctoral position in the study of the relationship between judicial independence and human rights in new democracies is available at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) of the Utrecht University. The postdoctoral researcher will be undertaking research activities to support the Prince Claus Chair, Professor Javier A. Couso, professor and director of the Constitutional Law programme at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago.

04 December 2014

Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition 2015, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
2 - 6 March 2015, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro
Deadline for application: 13 December 2014

The Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition is an annual moot court competition established to develop appellate expertise in international sustainable development law. The fifth edition will be hosted by the Getulio Vargas Foundation - Law School - Rio and will take place from 2 to 6 March 2015.

All information can be found here.
European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Training Seminar on the 'EU Charter of Fundamental Rights'
6 - 7 February 2015, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)
Deadline for application: 7 January 2015
 

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 object of this training seminar is to explore the scope and usefulness of the Charter for the legal practitioners facing the national courts or the Court of Justice of the EU, mostly by means of preliminary reference. Among the existing mechanisms, specific attention will be drawn to the hypothesis when the Charter can be directly applied, as well as to the main fields of application when a specific appeal is submitted.  The seminar is conceived not only for practitioners who are specialized in EU Law, but for all jurists who – despite not treating EU files frequently – can be confronted with different case law where EU Law applies, and who can then uphold the rights guaranteed by the Charter against a national law or legal practice (family law, criminal law, asylum and immigration law, free movement of goods and workers, right of respect of private life, etc.)

02 December 2014

Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Master's Degree (MA) in Understanding and Securing Human Rights

This degree, offered by the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is the longest-running interdisciplinary, practice-oriented human rights Master's programme in the UK. Its priority is to equip students with practical skills, such as advocacy, research, and fundraising, essential to working in the field of human rights to enable them to build a human rights career. This Master's degree is therefore particularly suitable for individuals who are, or seek to become, human rights practitioners in the NGO, governmental and inter-governmental sectors. Our degree is praised by employers for providing the necessary practical skills human rights organisations need, making our graduates highly employable.

Upon graduating, students will receive a degree awarded by the University of London.

UN Refugee Agency, Brussels Office
Legal internships
Deadline for application: 4 December 2014

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees offers assistance and protection to refugees around the world. UNHCR is one of the largest refugee agencies, with a staff of over 6500 employees who help some 20,8 million people in over 116 countries.

The Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg is seeking:
• a native Dutch-speaking legal intern starting 16 January 2015
• a native French-speaking legal intern starting 1 February 2015
for a six-month unpaid internship.

17 November 2014

Front Line Defenders, Dublin (Ireland)
Regional internship: Middle East & North Africa (Arabic-speaking)
Deadline for application: 30 December 2014

Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. We work to provide fast and effective action to help protect human rights defenders at risk so they can continue their work as key agents of social change.

Front Line Defenders invites applications for an internship to support its work in Middle East & North Africa. The intern will work in close coordination with the Protection Coordinator for the Middle East & North Africa region, and will provide support to other relevant staff across other programme areas as required. The internship will be for 6 months and based in Front Line Defenders' office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

The internship is designed to provide training and practical work experience in an international organisation to recent graduates seeking a career in human rights.

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Master in Democratic Governance
Deadline for application: 5 December 2014

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) opens applications for the new Master in Democratic Governance- Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region (DE.MA). DE.MA was created thanks to the support of the European Union and of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It is based on a partnership between EIUC and the following universities:
• Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakech, Morocco)
• International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco)
• Carthage University (Tunis, Tunisia)
• Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine)
• St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon)
• Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy)

14 November 2014

European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, Middlesex University London
Legal internship placements

The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) assists lawyers and NGOs from Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia in taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights and provides legal training to build the capacity of the human rights communities. Issues tackled through joint litigation include: extrajudicial executions, torture, 'disappearances', freedom of expression and ethnic discrimination. EHRAC has an exemplary record of bringing cases before the European Court, receiving worldwide media coverage from The Guardian and Washington Post for our landmark litigation work.

EHRAC is inviting applications for legal internship placements. EHRC is based within the School of Law at Middlesex University and holds partnership status with the Council of Europe.

13 November 2014

Civil Rights Defenders, Sweden
Programme Officer for Moldova
Deadline for application: as soon as possible

Civil Rights Defenders is an international human rights organisation with headquarters in Sweden. It defends people’s civil and political rights and empower human rights defenders at risk. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia it closely co-operates with a number of human rights organisations, advocating for improvements in the realm of human rights and empowering human rights defenders at risk.

Civil Rights Defenders is looking to recruit a competent and proactive Programme Officer for Moldova.
Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (The AIRE Centre), London
Internships Legal Caseworker and Legal Intern - Western Balkans Rule of Law Programme
Deadline for application: 28 November 2014

The AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) is a London based charity providing free legal advice on European human rights law and European Union law.

The AIRE Centre is currently recruiting for the following internships
Legal Caseworkers (full time)
Legal Intern - Western Balkans Rule of Law Programme (part-time) 

All internships are unpaid, although £5 travel and £3 lunch expenses will be covered for the days worked.

Start date: January 2015
Duration: 4 Months
Based: Holborn, London

10 November 2014

Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law
Call for applications for Max Planck Luxembourg PhD scholarships 2015
Deadline for application: 30 November 2014

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law offers a limited number of research scholarships for foreign scholars to support their research stay at the Institute for up to twelve months.


Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Rgulatory Law
5 Research Fellows for new Research Department of Insternational Law

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Law is an Institute of the Max Planck Scociety, which is Germany's most successful research organization. The Institute in Luxembourg conducts research in the areas of European law of civil procedure, international litigation and arbitration and dispute resolution in the financial markets.

The Max Planck Institute Luxmebourg would like to appoint 5 Research Fellows (PhD candidates).
Scholars at Risk, New York
6 Postition openings
For immediate application

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of higher education institutions and individuals working to promote academic freedom and the human rights of members of higher education communities worldwide. Scholars at Risk’s mission is to protect scholars including professors, writers, artists, human rights defenders and other leaders around the world facing grave threats because of who they are and what they do.  Scholars at Risk provides temporary sanctuary for threatened intellectuals at network member institutions, helping save lives and important, courageous voices. Scholars at Risk also helps with counseling, referrals and campaigns for scholars who are imprisoned or otherwise silenced, and conducts training, education and advocacy to promote university values worldwide.

Scholars at Risk seeks immediate applications for six openings.

23 October 2014

Children's rights law in the global human rights landscape: Isolation, inspiration, integration?, Ghent (Belgium)
International Expert Seminar
Wednesday 5 November 2014
Deadline for registration: 28 October 2014

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Human Rights Centre (Ghent University) and the UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights (University of Antwerp/UNICEF Belgium) are organizing a seminar within the framework of the IAP ‘Human Rights Integration’.

This one-day international expert seminar aims to explore how children's human rights law and other branches of human rights law can inspire and enrich each other, to arrive at a more integrated experience and enhanced effectiveness of human rights law.

Participation is free, but registration is required by sendin an email with your name and affiliation to hrcevent@ugent.be.

The seminar programme and practical information can be found here.

22 October 2014

Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden
Doctoral student position
Deadline for application: 14 November 2014
 
The Faculty of Law at Lund University (Sweden) has a job openings for a Doctoral student position for completion of a Doctor of Laws degree.

Research within the programme is conducted in one of the following subjects: Jurisprudence, labour law, banking law, private law, EU law, fiscal law, public international law, administrative law, international environmental law, private international law, comparative law, constitutional law, environmental law, human rights, public law, civil and criminal procedure, law and economics, legal history, social and welfare law, and criminal law.

All information can be found here.

17 October 2014

RCN Justice & Démocratie, Bruxelles
2 Consultants
Date limite d'inscription: 3 novembre 2014



 

RCN Justice & Démocratie
Au printemps 1994, le Rwanda a connu la page la plus sombre de son histoire : en 3 mois le génocide a fait plus de 800.000 victimes parmi les Tutsis et Hutus modérés et a profondément marqué les esprits. Dans ce climat de crise le besoin de justice était grand et les défis immenses à relever pour la restauration de l’ensemble de la structure judiciaire.

Rendre justice
Dès l’été 1994, un gouvernement d’union nationale a été mis en place avec pour priorités la reconstruction du pays, la réhabilitation des rescapés du génocide, et surtout, la justice pour les victimes du génocide et la lutte contre la culture de l’impunité. Mais comment rendre justice quand les magistrats ont été tués, sont partis en exil ou sont devenus des bourreaux. Comment rendre justice quand tout l’appareil judiciaire est à reconstruire. Comment rendre justice quand le nombre de prisonniers atteint des chiffres vertigineux… Devant ce constat, un appel à l’aide en faveur de la justice rwandaise est lancé. Car si après le génocide, des centaines de milliers de Rwandais avaient besoin de médicaments, de nourriture et de foyers, ils avaient autant soif de justice.

Donner droit au droit
Suite à cet appel, une mission composée des représentants d’Amnesty International, de Médecins Sans Frontières, de Causes Communes, de l’Association de Juristes Démocrates se rendit au Rwanda. Une évidence : le droit était indispensable aux Rwandais pour soigner leur douleur et lutter contre l’impunité. Les Rwandais avaient tout simplement droit au droit.

Pour affermir la démocratie
C’est dans ce contexte que naquit Réseau Citoyens-Citizens Network (RCN). Ses fondateurs estimaient qu’une organisation non gouvernementale indépendante était à même de promouvoir le droit, d’aider à l’affermissement de l’indépendance de la justice et de soutenir la société civile… Mais l’action de RCN ne pouvait se limiter au Rwanda. D’autres pays en conflit ou sortant de situations de guerre avaient le même besoin d’un appareil judiciaire revalidé et conforté pour affermir la démocratie : Haïti, la République démocratique du Congo, le Burundi,…

C’est dans cet esprit que, désormais, RCN agit sous le nom de RCN Justice & Démocratie et développe des programmes favorisant la création d’espaces de paroles.

RCN Justice & Démocratie recherche deux consultants avec un profil académique (étudiants doctorants, chercheurs ou professeurs) pour l’accompagner dans la conception de supports pédagogiques en matière d’éducation à la mémoire des crimes internationaux contemporains:

Consultance 1: Analyse des risques et des opportunités de l’éducation à la mémoire des crimes de masse contemporains auprès des jeunes en Belgique (20 jours)
Consultance 2: Elaboration de supports didactiques sur la thématique des crimes de masse (mécanismes de la violence, responsabilité individuelle et collective et enjeux de la reconstruction) (15 jours)

10 October 2014

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium
Doctoral Researcher
Deadline for application: 23 October 2014

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary research centre of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Leuven, initiates and encourages research initiatives in relation to globalization, governance processes and multilateralism. The Centre is looking for an outstanding junior researcher to participate in the FRAME project, a unique large scale FP7 research project involving 19 universities in the EU and worldwide on the topic of human rights in the EU external relations and internal policies.
International Juvenile Justice Observatory, Brussels
Internship: 'Project assistant on Latin American Affairs'
 
The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is a Belgian Public Utility Foundation. The International Juvenile Justice Observatory 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.

IJJO is looking for an organized and driven person to help manage the projects where the IJJO is involved, mainly those related with Latin America. The candidate selected will be part of the IJJO team in Brussels.

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Brussels
Internship
Deadline for application: 17 November 2014

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) is the coordinating body of about eighty human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over thirty countries. Rooted in civil society, the Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks.

EMHRN is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic intern to assist the Brussels office in its advocacy-related work. The internship will start on Monday 17 November 2014 for a period of 6 months.

02 October 2014

Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science
Graduate Open Evening
5 November 2014 • 17:00 - 20:30

Are you interested in studying human rights?
Come to the LSE Graduate Open Evening for prospective postgraduate students, where members of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights will be present to answer any questions you may have about the MSc Human Rights.

At the open evening you will have the opportunity to meet academic staff and current students, and find out about the application process, financial support available and career destinations of LSE graduates.

Due to the large number of visitors expected to attend, advance booking is essential.

More information on the MSc Human Rights is available here.

24 September 2014

European Roma Information Office (ERIO), Brussels
Part-time internship
Deadline for application: As soon as possible

The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organisation under Belgian law, working with an international and European scope. In spite of the role that we play in the advocacy of Roma rights at the European level, we do not seek to replace any other Roma organisations. As an informational platform, ERIO ensures that the voices of all European Roma are heard by EU and governmental officials. Our work currently focuses on anti-discrimination policies in the fields of education, employment, healthcare and housing.

ERIO has a position for a 5-month part-time internship (minimum 3 days per week) starting as soon as possible.

23 September 2014

Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), Europe Regional Office, Brussels
Europe Programme Internship
Deadline for application: 17 October 2014

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

This internship is with the Europe Regional Office of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) situated in Brussels, Belgium.

The Regional Section of the CICC focuses, among others, on:
• Promoting the universal acceptance and ratification of the Rome Statute.
• Promoting the adoption of comprehensive implementation legislation.
• Promoting education and awareness of the ICC and the Rome Statute at the national, regional, and global levels.
• Expanding and strengthening the Coalition's global network.

11 September 2014

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg, Germany
Research Fellow/Project Manager
Deadline for application: 2 October 2014
 
The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law (MPFPR) is based in Heidelberg. It continues the extensive consulting, training and research projects of the 'Global Knowledge Transfer' working group, which existed from 2002 to 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL). Within the framework of its research activities, MPFPR carries out several 'Global Knowledge Transfer Projects' in various countries. MPFPR projects focus on capacity-building and academic research in the fields of public international law, comparative constitutional law and the rule of law in countries in transition.
 
Research fellows are engaged in legal research, the organization and conducting of project activities such as workshops, as well as liaising with local project partners.

28 August 2014

Centre for the Study of Human Rights, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Short course on International Human Rights Law and Practice
6 October - 8 December 2014 (Ten Monday evening classes)
Deadline to apply for a subsidised place: 4 September 2014


In today's legal, policy and business worlds, international human rights law affects the way all of us work, either explicitly or implicitly. A knowledge of international human rights standards is increasingly required. Therefore those involved in the legal professions - whether as barristers, solicitors, employed lawyers or judges - and those involved in government, public policy and business, need to have a solid understanding of the breadth and depth of human rights principles. So too do increasing numbers of those involved in NGOs and in civil society work generally.

International human rights law is a subject that barely featured on university curricula just a few years ago, and it remains hard to find guidance on the subject that is easily accessible, clear, authoritative and up-to-date. The short course on International Human Rights Law and Practice will provide an indispensable guide to this burgeoning field of law. A certificate of attendance from the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE will be awarded to those who have successfully completed the course.

27 August 2014

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa (Italy)
Master in Electoral Policy & Administration
Deadline for application: 15 September 2014

Voters around the world expect electoral administrators to possess the management skills to undertake a complex civilian operation, the political savvy to relate to parties and candidates, and, above all, a strong sense of ethics and integrity to conduct a fair process. The Master in Electoral Policy and Administration (MEPA) is intended to make a global contribution to such professionalization implementing, as a first pilot project, the Model Curriculum designed by International IDEA. In March 2013, International IDEA invited a group of distinguished experts from different world regions to discuss curriculum development for an electoral master programme. The initiative propelled the development of the International IDEA Model Curriculum for MEPA.

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is the first institution to pilot this Model Curriculum. Its relies on the concept of the electoral cycle and is composed of 18 main topics.

12 August 2014

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers

Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)
Module I: 17-19 November 2014
Module II: 20-22 November 2014
Deadlines for application: 15 september 2014 (Module I) and 15 October 2014 (Module II)

Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy and actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. Support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions. This requires skilled and trained observers.

The aim of the EIUC Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers is to introduce civilian staff to the profession of election observers and to deliver a complete theoretical and practical basic course to those willing to consider election observation as a possible professional step in their career.

The training seminars for International Electoral Observers have been granted the patronage of the Italian, the Spanish and the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

07 August 2014

Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London
New distance-learning Masters' Programme in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies
Deadline for application: 1 September 2014
 
 
The Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London is excited to announce its new distance learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.
Ural Summer School of Human Rights, Ekaterinburg
Strategic litigation: Experience of lawyers from US, Europe, Russia
16 - 20 September 2014

Sutyajnik is a non-governmental human rights organization founded in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 1994 to help citizens and organizations realize rights guaranteed in the Russian Constitution and international treaties by litigating public interest cases, educating in human rights, and informing the public about the mechanisms for human rights protection. One of Sutyajnik’s principal goals is to defend human rights by working to bring domestic legislation and practice into conformity with international and constitutional standards. Sutyajnik is organizing weeklong training on building and managing strategic litigation campaigns.


04 August 2014

Transitional Justice Network Summer School, University of Essex
Settling accounts: The role of businesses in conflict and post conflict societies
18 - 21 September 2014

Building on the strong expertise at Essex on transitional justice and corporate accountability, the Essex Transitional Justice Network, together with the Essex Business and Human Rights Project (EBHR), will be running its III Transitional Justice Summer School. The theme of this year’s Summer School will be 'Settling accounts: The role of businesses in conflict and post conflict societies'.

The summer school will consider the role of businesses in societies emerging from conflict and authoritarian rule, including different issues of corporate accountability that might arise in these contexts and mechanisms to address it. Experts in both corporate accountability and transitional justice will discuss specific topics such as project lending; debt and financial complicity, as well as litigation and advocacy strategies in relation to transitional justice.

Further details of the ETJN Summer School, including information on speakers (their short bios), a provisional programme and instructions on how to register are on the
Transitional Justice Network website.
Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham
Human Rights Courses

The Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham offers human rights short courses for graduate students, government officials, lawyers, human rights field workers, NGO and IGO personnel and others with an interest in human rights at an international or national level, and gives a full overview of international human rights standards in practice, around the world.

The Centre offers:
•  a one term course twice a year (25 September to 5 December 2014 and 8 January to 20 March 2015) which provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of UN and regional human rights systems by faculty and visiting lecturers who have experience of the systems in practice. 

• a two term course beginning in September/October in which the second term is spent in a human rights internship in an IGO or an NGO. 

Further details can be found here.

• online distance learning courses. There are nine modules to choose from, including UN Human Rights System, International Criminal Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as well as the Rights of the Child and Women’s Rights which are new modules available from September 2014. Each module lasts eight weeks.
Further details can be found here.

01 July 2014

Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Call for applications for the 2015-2016 postgraduate programme in Children’s Rights

Deadline for application: 30 September 2014

The Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights (MCR) is a part-time two-year postgraduate programme in children's rights, that, from 2015 unwards, will be organised by the University of Geneva, in continuation of the MCR Programme which had been organized between 2003 and 2014 by the University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB) and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Migration Summer School 2014, University of Barcelona, Spain
International Migration Management: from theory to practice
2 - 12 September 2014
Deadline for application: 30 August 2014

The Summer School is a joint effort of the University of Barcelona and the Public Law Institute. The aim of the Summer School is to provide participants with knowledge of the current developments in the field of international migration. Migration will be examined by different disciplines including law, sociology and political sciences. The classes will be conducted by professors and professionals in the field of migration from different European Universities and organizations and they will be accompanied by practical exercises, debates and research work. The classes will be given in English. At the end of the Summer School, participants will be requested to write a memo and they will be rewarded with a certificate of participation.

19 June 2014

Ius Gentium Conimbrigae/Human Rights Centre (IGC), Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
Programmes and courses on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Ius Gentium Conimbrigae or Human Rights Centre (IGC) at the University of Coimbra is the first university centre which provides education and research in the area of human rights in Portugal. It mainly aims at studying and understanding the contemporary international problems and those that historically are of interest to Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking states, peoples and communities and this from a multidisciplinary, but chiefly juridical perspective.

Besides its research and publication activities, the IGC is particularly active in the area of education through the regular organisation of the Post-Graduation Course on Human Rights, the Course on Peace Operations and Humanitarian Action, the Summer Course and the Autumn Conferences. The IGC offers education, technical support and consultancy, including opinions, studies, legislative drafting and independent external evaluation of projects and entities in the area of human rights and humanitarian law. The IGC´s partners and targets are public (ministries, schools, courts, etc.) and private entities (enterprises, associations, foundations, etc.), civilian and military entities, both national and foreign.

The IGC’ technical and teaching staff is composed of professors of the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, guest lecturers and professionals or experts with recognised scientific and professional merit in the teaching or research areas of the Institute.

The centre promotes the idea of working in partnership and, thus, privileges the establishment of cooperation protocols with similar national and foreign institutes, namely Portuguese-speaking, with other Universities, UN agencies and entities who work on the issues related to the scope of the IGC.

An overview of the different programmes and courses offered by the IGC can be found here.

17 June 2014

Eurochild, Brussels
Policy and advocacy intern
Deadline for application: 27 June 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.

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.

12 June 2014

Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Full time PhD and teaching assistant
Deadline for application: 23 June 2014

The Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is calling for applications for a full time PhD and teaching assistant position in legal philosophy, legal theory, comparative law or human rights (PhD in Law).

The call for applications can be downloaded at the Perelman Centre website.

11 June 2014

Amnesty International European Institutions Office
Traineeships

Amnesty International is inviting applications for 10 month remunerated traineeships, from mid September 2014 to mid July 2015, at its European Institutions Office in Brussels:

EU Foreign Policy Assistant: Africa, Asia and the Americas (CFSP)
To mention in the subject line for application: T001 EU Foreign Policy 1
Deadline for application: 23 June 2014

EU Foreign Policy Assistant: Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CFSP2)
To mention in the subject line for application: T002 EU Foreign Policy 2
Deadline for application: 26 June 2014

Campaign assistant on discrimination
To mention in the subject line for application: T003 Fight Discrimination Campaign
Deadline for application: 29 June 2014

Assistant on Council of Europe Issues
This traineeship is in Strasbourgh
To mention in subject line for application: T004 Council of Europe
Deadline for application: 29 June 2014

Justice and Human Rights in the EU Assistant
To mention in the subject line for application: T005 Justice and Human Rights
Deadline for application: 22 June 2014

Asylum & Migration Advocacy and Research Assistant
To mention in the subject line for application: T007 Asylum and Migration advocacy
Deadline for application: 29 June 2014

Assistant Policy Coordinator
To mention in the subject line for application: T009 Policy assistant
Deadline for application: 30 June 2014

Campaign assistant on migration
To mention in the subject line for application: T010 Migration campaign assistant
Deadline for application: 26 June 2014