29 September 2016

European Roma Information Office (ERIO), Brussels
Full-time internships 
Deadline for application: 23 October 2016 

The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) is an international advocacy organisation that promotes political and public discussion on Roma issues by providing factual and in-depth information on a range of policy issues to European Union institutions, Roma civil organisations, governmental authorities and intergovernmental bodies.

ERIO is looking for motivated interns (students only) to join its team in Brussels. It has vacancies for full-time internships starting on 5 January 2017 and 3 April 2017 lasting between 3-6 months.
Human Rights Watch (HRW), London and Paris
Deadline for application: 15 October 2016

Human Rights Watch (HRW) 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.

The Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on Counterterrorism and Extremism in Western Europe. The Europe and Central Asia Division is part of the Program Office. The Program Office consists of regional and thematic divisions and oversees research, reporting and various other work. The Researcher will investigate the human rights implications of counterterrorism and extremism in developments in Western Europe and the wider European Union as part of a small team. This position reports to the Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Division, based in the London Office. This position will be based in London or Paris.
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Geneva
Deadline for application: as soon as possible

Human Rights Watch (HRW) 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. 

HRW is seeking applicants to intern with the Geneva Advocacy team. The Geneva-based internship will focus on the activities of the advocacy team before, during and after the 34th Human Rights Council session and 26th and 27th Universal Periodic Review, as well as various Treaty Body reviews and other meetings. Ideally, the candidate will intern for three months starting in the Winter 2016, with a possibility for extension, and intern five days a week with flexible hours.

20 September 2016

SUTYAJNIK, Yekaterinburg (Russia)
VIII Urals Human Rights School 'Private life: International and national legal standards'
22 - 25 September 2016

The URALS Human Rights School is an international event that takes place twice a year. It consists of a conference, round table discussions and a 3-5 days training session for young human rights professionals. It is organized by Sutyajnik, a regional non-governmental organization that provides legal defence to Russian citizens who have been denied rights guaranteed to them under the Russian Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.

The theme of the upcoming school is 'Private life: International and national legal standards' and will cover the following topics:
• Privacy and private life in prisons - balance of State interest and private interests (rehabilitation as a right to family life, right to conjugal meetings, rights to artificial insemination, health issues, etc).
• Privacy and private and family life in transplantology - the issue of presumed consent to donation of organs.
• Privacy of correspondence and state security (Roman Zakharov v. Russia on mobile phone interception by FSB).
• Balancing Privacy and Freedom of Expression.
• Private life of homosexual couples and trans people.
• European standards of private and family life protection.
• Russia, Germany, Switzerland, France and the right to privacy under the ECHR.
• How to make a journalist interested in human rights case? How to communicate your work with, without and instead of a journalist?

The full agenda is available here.

If you are not participating, you can watch sessions online live or on demand.

19 September 2016

International Federation for Human Rights, Paris
Internship at FIDH Globalisation and Human Rights Desk

Deadline for application: 22 September 2016

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is an international NGO. It defends all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – as contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

FIDH offers a 3 months internship (starting end of September 2016) at its Globalisation and Human Rights Desk. The intern will be based at the headquarters of FIDH Secretariat in Paris.

International Criminal Court, The Hague
Internship - Victims Participation and Reparations Section

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2016

Organisational context
The Victims Participation and Reparations Section (VPRS) is a section of the Registry which specialises in dealing with victims’ participation and reparations. The VPRS mandate is to facilitate victims’ participation and reparations by informing victims of their rights before the ICC, assisting them in filling in an application form for participation in the proceedings and/or for reparations, and by assisting the Judges with the preliminary processing and analysis of victims’ applications whenever required. The VPRS is also responsible for organising the common legal representation of victims whenever needed. The VPRS establishes systems both in the field and in the Hague to manage and process information received from victims, to file it in the relevant judicial proceedings together with reports for Chambers and to respond to any instructions that may be issued by Chambers relating to participating victims or their applications throughout the proceedings.  To this end, its activities include, inter alia: selection and training of intermediaries and elaboration and dissemination of key messages in the field; processing of victims’ applications (which involves registration, data entry, legal assessment and redactions ); preparing filings for the transmission of victims’ applications to the parties and to Chambers; legally analysing information received from or concerning victims; preparing reports on participation and/or on reparations issues before Chambers, upon request or on a proprio motu basis; organising common legal representation for victims and preparing reports thereon; and facilitating victims’ interaction with their legal representatives. In addition, the VPRS responds to orders from Chambers, requests from the legal representatives of victims, requests for input from other Sections of the Registry and assistance to the Trust Fund for Victims whenever necessary.

12 September 2016

EuroMed Rights / Réseau Euro-méditerranéen des droits de l'Homme, Paris
Advocacy and Communication Internship
Deadline for application: 18 September 2016

About EuroMed Rights 
The mission of EuroMed Rights is to promote and strengthen human rights and democratic reform in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Rooted in civil society, the network develops and strengthens partnerships between non-governmental organisations (NGOs), disseminates human rights values, advocates for them and increases the capabilities of local partners in this regard. 

The France office of EuroMed Rights / Réseau Euro-méditerranéen des droits de l’Homme (REMDH) is looking for an intern for a period of 6 months, starting on 1st October 2016.

The internship will be an opportunity for the intern to develop his/her knowledge on the situation of human rights in the euro-Mediterranean region and on international instruments for the protection of human rights defenders.
Assembly of States Parties at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), The Hague (The Netherlands)
Legal intern
Deadline for application: As soon as possible

About the CICC
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes more than 2,500 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.

The Assembly of States Parties
The CICC coordinates the activities of NGOs during the annual session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), which will take place from 16 until 24 November 2016 in The Hague, The Netherlands. The ASP will take vital decisions on the functioning of the ICC. With hundreds of representatives, NGOs make up the largest delegation at the ASP. 

The Internship
For assistance during the ASP meeting, the CICC is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in attending an international conference and contributing to the work of one of the world’s largest NGO networks. The Legal Intern will attend ASP sessions and provide support to the Legal Section by taking notes and minutes of meetings and preparing documents, among other tasks. The intern will also assist in accommodating members attending the ASP as needed.

06 September 2016

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers
Module I: 7 - 9 November 2016
Module II: 10 - 12 November 2016
Deadline for early bird registration: 16 September 2016
Deadline for registration: 7 October 2016

Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy. 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 two modules are devoted to those applicants with no experience in election observation or to those observers who have participated to a maximum of two missions as short term observers. 

Lectures are conceived for an audience of graduates mainly in Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology or similar who want to address international election observation from a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful in further engagements on the field. 

Training language
All courses will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

Enrolment fee for each module amounts to € 450,00 with no accommodation or € 600,00 with accommodation for 3 nights.
Enrolment fee for both modules amounts to € 750,00 with no accommodation or € 1000,00 with accommodation for 6 nights.

More information on the training seminars for International Electoral Observers and the programme can be found here.