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.

Placement description
The internship placement will take place at the EHRAC's office in Middlesex University. Candidates should preferably be available for a minimum of two days per week for two months, although on occasion shorter, more intensive opportunities may be available. Legal work includes research, litigation, advocacy and implementation activities, and the internship may be focused on some or all of these areas according to the needs of the team and the skills of the candidate.

Interns are important to the overall operation of EHRAC as an organisation, and should expect to contribute to administrative and non-legal work on occasion.

Intern profile
• Law degree or equivalent (ideally at post-graduate level)
• Professional or voluntary experience in a legal capacity
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Commitment to human rights, ideally with knowledge of the European Convention on Human Rights
• Competent in use of Microsoft Office applications and email
• Available for two days per week for a minimum two-month period
• Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Georgian or Azeri language skills is an advantage

EHRAC will cover costs of public transport within London zones 1-6 and lunch up to the value of £6 for each day spent in the office.

How to apply
To apply, please send a CV, an example of your work, a short covering letter explaining your reasons for applying to EHRAC and your availability to Kate Levine, Legal Officer at k.levine@mdx.ac.uk. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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