19 January 2016

Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University, Budapest
Summer University 'Human Rights Litigation'
11 - 15 July 2016
Deadline for application: 14 February 2016

Are you a human right litigator or activist with three years work experience? Are you interested in using international law to challenge abuses? 

Spend a week this summer with lawyers and experts from the Open Society Justice Initiative, New York, USA at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

18 January 2016

Expert Workshop on International Human Rights Systems
Ghent University, 29 - 30 January 2016

A two-day closed expert workshop entitled “Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?“, organised by Prof. Yves Haeck and Dr. Clara Burbano-Herrera (Faculty of Law, 29-30 January 2016), will look at international human rights systems from a critical perspective and examine which of their practices have contributed towards ensuring genuine respect for human rights.
During this event, which will be opened by the Dean of the Law Faculty, Prof. Tison, renowned scholars, practitioners, including judges, from Europe, the Americas and Africa, will assess what good practices, strategies and actions to address violations of human rights can be copied from other jurisdictions, and which practices do not deserve to be repeated or replicated. They will discuss opportunities for improving policies and outcomes through the implementation of decisions of international human rights organs and the use of rights, and address the dilemmas in the context of violence, discrimination, exclusion, inequality and economic constraints.
In addition, the most recent publication of Dr. Burbano Herrera and Prof. Dr. Haeck, edited together with Mr. Ruiz-Chiriboga, The Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Present and Future (Cambridge, Intersentia, 2015, 832 p) will be presented by Prof. Leo Zwaak (Utrecht University and American University). Drawing on the case law of the Court, this volume analyses crucial developments over the years on both procedural and substantive issues before the Inter-American Court, as well as its relationships with other international human rights adjudicators.

15 January 2016

International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS), London
Professional Certificate in Human Rights

22 - 26 February 2016

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) exists to promote effective policy making and good governance through better interaction between Parliaments, Governments and other stakeholders in society.

The Centre’s primary focus is the empowerment of Human Capital through Capacity Building. To this effect, the Centre organises a range of Training Programmes, Conferences and Policy Discussions to address current public policy issues on the International Stage, in the European Union and the UK. These provide a forum for policy discussion, debate, networking and sharing of best practices.

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies is delighted to inform you that the Professional Certificate in Human Rights will take place in London from 22 - 26 February 2016.

14 January 2016

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Brussels
Deadline for application: 24 January 2016

PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, is a network of individuals and organisations working to ensure social justice and human rights for undocumented migrants. Grounded in principles of social justice, anti-racism and equality, PICUM works to ensure that all migrants are entitled to a dignified standard of living and respect. Bringing together the experiences and expertise of its members, PICUM generates and coordinates a humane and informed response to undocumented migrants’ realities and provides a platform to engage policy makers and the general public in the full realisation of their rights.

Based in Brussels, the PICUM secretariat leads the network’s advocacy, awareness raising, and research activities. Unlike its members working on the frontline, PICUM’s secretariat does not provide direct assistance to undocumented migrants but works to build a strong civil society network to support each other and challenge discriminatory policies and practices.

PICUM is looking for a trainee for the period from 1 March 2016 - 31 August 2016. The candidate will play an important role in PICUM’s daily work, mainly assisting with administrative tasks, event organisation and membership related activities. The work experience will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the different facets of operating a transnational NGO network, and promoting social and policy change in the area of human rights for undocumented migrants.

12 January 2016

Academy of European Law (ERA)
Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights in Family Law Matters
11 - 12 February 2016, Strasbourg

This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters.

The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for private and family life) in conjunction with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) and Article 12 (right to marry). The case law of the ECtHR concentrates not only on the legal implications but also on social, emotional and biological factors.

11 January 2016

European University Institute (EUI) and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
EUI fellowships
Deadline for application: 31 January 2016 

The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence is a renowned institute that offers young researchers the unique opportunity to carry out their doctoral research in an international and outstanding scientific context with a European focus on Social Sciences: History and Civilization, Law, Economics, Political and Social Sciences.

For the academic year 2016-2017, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) will finance two EUI fellowships for Flemish PhD students and will conduct the first evaluation round. The EUI is responsible for the final selection of the candidates.

Conditions, regulations and application procedure can be found on the FWO website.

07 January 2016

EuroMed Rights, Brussels
Advocacy Internship
Deadline for application: 8 January 2016

EuroMed Rights seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, advocate for human rights values and develop capacities in this regard. EuroMed Rights 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 1 February 2016 for a period of 6 months.

CICC - Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Brussels
Regional Programme internship
Deadline for application: 10 January 2016

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

The intern will assist with the Coalition’s campaign in Europe with a specific focus on the European Union, United Nations Office in Geneva, Balkan countries, Turkey, and Central Asia.

University of Antwerp, Belgium
Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law (SUSTLAW) Postgraduate Programme
11 April 2016 - 10 June 2016
Deadline for application: 1 March 2016

The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group will be running a post-graduate programme on 'Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law' (SUSTLAW). SUSTLAW aims to offer a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group.