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

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

10 June 2014

Poznań Human Rights Center and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights - Resolution of Conflicts Concerning Minorities
1 - 10 September 2014, Poznań

Poznań Human Rights Center and Adam Mickiewicz University are pleased to announce the 23rd edition of the Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights. The Summer Course has been organized since 1992. Meanwhile, it has become one of the most recognized human rights short-term courses held in Central and Eastern Europe. Until present, the Course has educate more than 500 graduates acting actively in the domain of human rights.

06 June 2014

Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Postgraduate opportunities

The Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR) has the largest cadre of postgraduate human rights students of any single university in the world. Since 2000, there have been over 500 graduates from the LLM programmes, drawn from all over the world. The diversity of the group in terms of culture, nationality, age and experience contributes greatly to the dynamism of the programmes and the life of the Centre. We offer opportunities to undertake a postgraduate degree on a fulltime or part-time basis and our programmes are open to both law graduates and students with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than law.

Students are taught by expert academics and practitioners, including both members of the Centre’s staff and invited experts, working in the fields of human rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The Centre offers a wide variety of modules from which students can choose. Our modules combine both theoretical and practical discussions, allowing students to gain a holistic and comprehensive view of important issues.

Students can take advantage of various opportunities to engage in extra-curricular activities at the Centre such as field trips, summer schools and advocacy competitions and to participate in our programme of conferences and other events which attract high level human rights policy makers from across the globe.

Are you interested in a Postgraduate course in Human Rights?
Professor Michael O'Flaherty, Director of the Irish Centre of Human Rights, will be answering questions live online on Thursday 12 June 2014 from 7-9pm. More information about this event and an overview of all LLM programmes can be found here.

05 June 2014

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
Intensive Course on Truth Commissions
Barcelona, 28 September - 3 October 2014
Deadline for application: 31 July 2014

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC) are pleased to announce the 6th Intensive Course on Truth Commissions, focused on a practical approach about the challenges in the design and implementation of a truth commission and, this year, exploring its intersections with peace processes.

Truth commissions - official, non-judicial inquiries into human rights violations - have become a centerpiece of processes of transition to democracy and peacebuilding, after violent conflict and dictatorship. International peacemakers, donors, human rights advocates, government officials are now routinely involved in truth commissions being created around the world, often as part of peace talks in the agenda of negotiations and final agreements.

The course will give practitioners directly involved in human rights, mediation, peacebuilding, rule of law, and transitional justice with the basic tools to assess the propriety of creating a truth commission in the aftermath of serious human rights violations and ensuring that the design and implementation of truth commissions are sensitive to contextual realities. The course will provide participants with the knowledge required to conceive, implement, and engage with truth commissions, in accordance with best practices and comparative experience.

04 June 2014

International Peace Information Service, Antwerp (Belgium)
Internship in the Business and Human Rights programme
Deadline for application: 13 June 2014

International Peace Information Service (IPIS) is an independent research institute providing governmental and non-governmental actors with information and analysis to build sustainable peace and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its research is centred around four programmes: Natural Resources, Business and Human Rights, Arms Trade and Security and Conflict Mapping.

IPIS is recruiting a Business and human rights intern, starting in June 2014. This is a two/four months, unpaid position, full time or part time (negotiable).

03 June 2014

Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Internship based in Brussels

Deadline for application: 26 June 2014

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a Christian organisation working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights, in the pursuit of justice.

CSW offers an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience on the frontlines of human rights research and advocacy, providing a voice for victims of religious persecution and injustice all over the world. The intern will work in CSW’s Brussels office and assist CSW’s highly experienced team of advocates, documenting violations of religious freedom and bringing the plight of those persecuted for their faith to the attention of EU governments and institutions, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), media and the general public.