10 May 2017

Maynooth University, Ireland
Two-week Summer Symposium 'The EU and Human Rights in a Time of Crisis'
17 June - 1 July 2017
Deadline for application: 15 May 2017

The two-week summer school organized by Maynooth University in cooperation with the Jean Monnet and Erasmus+ programme will provide students with a critical understanding of the role of the European Union (EU) as a global promoter of human rights. Participants will discuss emerging challenges faced by the EU in the new international politics domain, including Brexit, the Trump Administration and foreign policy, migration, humanitarian crises and human rights.

By analysing relevant Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) case law, EU legislative and policy measures, the course will critically examine the role of human rights’ in EU law and policy.

18 April 2017

Privacy International (PI), London 
Legal Officer 
Deadline for application: 13 May 2017 

Privacy International (PI) is committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world. 
• It investigates the secret world of government surveillance and expose the companies enabling it. 
• It litigates to ensure that surveillance is consistent with the rule of law. 
• It advocates for strong national, regional, and international laws that protect privacy. 
• It conducts research to catalyse policy change. 
• It raises awareness about technologies and laws that place privacy at risk, to ensure that the public is informed and engaged.

Privacy International is looking for a Legal Officer.
The Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice (Italy)
Massive Open Online Course 'Gender-based violence in the context of migration'
Enrolment opens on 15 April 2017

The Global Campus of Human Rights is a unique network of one hundred participating universities around the world, seeking to advance human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation for education and research. It continues the development of its Open Learning Series with a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration. The course will be released on 15 May 2017. Enrolment opens on 15 April 2017 and is completely free.

13 April 2017

UN Refugee Agency - Regional Representation for Western Europe, Brussels
Internship

Deadline for application: 5 May 2017 

The Regional Protection Support Unit of the UN Refugee Agency - Regional Representation for Western Europe is looking for an intern to start by the beginning of August 2017 in Brussels for a six-month unpaid internship.

The intern should have an in-depth knowledge of German, a Masters in Law, with an excellent command of written and spoken English. French is desirable but not essential. Evidence of previous experience or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is appreciated.

12 April 2017

RCN Justice & Démocratie, Brussel
Nederlandstalige educatief medewerker (NL/FR) voor haar programma’s in Europa
Sluitingsdatum voor sollicitatie: 25 april 2017

RCN Justice & Démocratie is een Belgische NGO die sinds 1994 actief is in de wederopbouw van de rechtsstaat in verschillende landen in transitie (momenteel in Rwanda, Burundi, de Democratische Republiek Kongo, Tsjaad, Senegal, Europa en binnenkort in Marokko). Met haar ondersteuning van de heropbouw van het rechtssysteem bereikt ze zowel instellingen als het sociale middenveld.

In Europa, en meer bepaald in België, werkt RCN J&D rond mondiaal burgerschap en sensibilisering van leerlingen van het hoger middelbaar onderwijs, jongeren en professionele actoren van de onderwijs- en justitiesector, meer bepaald rond mechanismen die leiden tot geweld en polarisatie en hoe daar tegen in te gaan, op basis van herinneringseducatie rond massageweld. RCN J&D doet ook aan sensibilisering (outreach) rond processen voor internationale misdaden op basis van universele bevoegdheid. De uitdagingen en problemen van onze multiculturele wereld, hun onderlinge samenhang en het toenemende extremisme, maken een beter inzicht in deze conflicten noodzakelijk om de wereld te begrijpen en zo te evolueren naar actief en open mondiaal burgerschap.

RCN J&D is op zoek naar een Educatief medewerker (m/v) voor haar zetel in Brussel. Het betreft een contract voor een 4/5 tewerkstelling van onbepaalde duur.

11 April 2017

Auschwitz Jewish Center, Warsaw-Oświęcim-Kraków
Human Rights Summer Program
18 - 25 June 2017
Deadline for application: 17 April 2017 

The Human Rights Summer Program is a one-week intensive program for students and young professionals, utilizing Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Poland’s dynamic history makes it a unique location to study historic and contemporary human rights issues - from the Holocaust to the modern refugee crisis.

HRSP uses Polish-Jewish relations as a background case study, allowing participants to examine activism and social change locally through experienced histories, individuals, and institutions. The program’s approach addresses broad concepts in the human rights field by focusing on historical and contemporary Poland, which offers lessons that can be applied globally.

During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, lectures, materials, and transportation are included in the $1,199 program fee. For more information, please contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org.
  • Announcement on the Auschwitz Jewish Center website.

05 April 2017

Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR)
2017 Introductory Course in Human Rights
4 - 9 September 2017

Deadline for early bird registration: 23 May 2017 

NCHR is pleased to announce the 2017 Introductory Course in International Human Rights. This course seeks to provide participants with introductory knowledge of international human rights that will broaden their perspectives and opportunities for integrating human rights principles, standards and approaches into their daily work.

04 April 2017

Fair Trials, Brussels
Researcher
Deadline for application: 17 April 2017 

Fair Trials is an international human rights NGO, which exists to build respect for the right to a fair trial in criminal cases. It has grown gradually over the past five years and has an established track-record as a trusted voice on criminal justice. 

Fair Trials is seeking to appoint a Researcher in its Brussels office. The Researcher will be a member of Fair Trials’ global Campaigns and Communications Team and will be tasked with leading Fair Trials’ efforts to document, raise awareness of, and campaign against miscarriages of justice and breaches of the right to a fair trial occurring across Europe. Working with the broader Fair Trials team and with Fair Trials’ national partners, the Researcher will lead related research projects and will design, develop and implement international, regional and national-level campaigns seeking to end fair trials abuses.

The post of Researcher is full-time. The post will be based in Fair Trials’ Brussels office, with frequent travel throughout Europe, and occasionally further afield. You will work actively with other members of Fair Trials’ staff team in London, Brussels and Washington, DC, as well as with partners in countries across Europe. You will report directly to the Regional Director (Europe) and will be an active member of the Campaigns and Communications Team.


This is an excellent opportunity to play a crucial role in a small and dynamic human rights NGO at an exciting time in its development.
ILGA-Europe - European Region of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, Brussels
Advocacy Officer
Deadline for application: 21 April 2017 

ILGA-Europe is a driving force for political, legal and social change at European level. Its vision is of a world where dignity, freedoms and full enjoyment of human rights are protected and ensured to everyone regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. ILGA-Europe is comprised of over 490 member organisations throughout the European Region. From Iceland to Italy and Ukraine to Malta, it works with extraordinary activists to bring about real change for LGBTI people across Europe. Its strong team based in Brussels empowers activists, connects key change actors at European and national levels, leads on thinking and responding to important trends for the European LGBTI movement.

ILGA-Europe is looking for an Advocacy Officer to work with the staff team in Brussels.

29 March 2017

UNHCR RRWE/Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg, Brussels
Protection Associate
Deadline for application: 7 April 2017

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 9300 employees in 125 countries who help millions of refugees, returnees and internally displaced and stateless persons.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking a Protection Associate under a temporary appointment to replace a staff member on maternity leave, to start immediately until 10 November 2017.

20 March 2017

European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), Brussels
Advocacy Associate

Deadline for application: 24 March 2017


European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) is a non-profit organisation registered in Dublin, Ireland and based in Brussels since January 2015. Its main objective is to raise awareness and promote the respect of fundamental human rights in the MENA region, with a particular focus on GCC countries. To do so, it maintains contacts with EU institutions, media and other relevant stakeholders.

The ECDHR is looking for an Advocacy Associate.
World Vision Brussels & EU Representation
Volunteer position Advocacy & Policy Department
Deadline for application: 31 March 2017

About World Vision
World Vision is an international relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries around the globe and is a member of the confederation CONCORD representing more than 1600 European NGOs at the European Institutions.

World Vision Brussels & EU Representation (EUREP) based in Brussels serves to interact with the European Union (EU) and to facilitate the link of the international partnership of World Vision with the EU institutions.

World Vision Brussels & EU Representation offer a volunteer position in the Advocacy & Policy Department.

14 March 2017

Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights (ARMA)
Deadline for registration: 31 March 2017


The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights (ARMA) is a multidisciplinary curriculum offered by leading experts in the field and a consortium of universities including Saint Joseph University of Beirut (Lebanon), the International University of Rabat (Morocco), Birzeit University (Palestine), University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia), the European Inter-University Centre (EIUC), and a growing network of partner Universities in the Region, supported by the European Union and the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
9th International Disability Law Summer School
19 - 23 June 2017

Registration is now open for the biggest disability law Summer School in the world. The theme is on psychosocial disability. It will focus on facilitating access to justice, recognition of legal capacity, the right to liberty and community living. The aim of the 5 day Summer School is to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to help them translate the generalities of the UN Convention into tangible reform for persons with disabilities. The keynote address will be delivered by Catalina Devandas, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

09 March 2017

Workshop 'The role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Jurisprudential advances and new responses' 
15 May 2017, Oslo (Norway)
Call for papers 
Deadline for submission: 20 March 2017

The workshop 'The role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Jurisprudential advances and new responses' has three specific aims:
• Firstly, it focuses on the identification and discussion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR) valuable contribution to the field of International Human Rights Law, particularly in connection to new issues reaching this judicial body. 
• Secondly, aware of existence of negative reactions provoked by some IACtHR’s decisions
in determined States, the workshop aims at identifying and analyzing specific factors determining or influencing such rejection. 

• Lastly, this workshop encourages the discussion of possible alternatives for solving those challenges. Through a systematic view of these three aspects, the organizers of the workshop wish to contribute to a better understanding of the role of the IACtHR in the region.

Selection and Format
Participants will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted in response to this call for papers by 20 March 2017. We are looking for concept notes and working papers on the topics described below or similar. Papers should present innovative ideas and be unpublished at the moment of presentation. Submissions must be addressed to Leiry.Cornejo@EUI.eu or n.t.zuniga@nchr.uio.no. Please include your CV and current institutional affiliation.

21 February 2017

National University of Ireland, Galway
Research Associate / Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy

Deadline for application: 3 March 2017 


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Associate / Postdoctoral Researcher with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Research Council and the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland Galway. It is available from March 2017 to contract end date of 30th November 2018.
Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and International Association of Prosecutors
Second Specialization Course for Junior Prosecutors on International Criminal Justice and International Cooperation in Criminal Justice Matters
3 - 14 July 2017, Siracusa (Italy)
Deadline for application: 31 March 2017

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and International Association of Prosecutors, in collaboration with and supported by the International Association of Penal Law and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute, are pleased to open applications for the 'Second Specialization Course for Junior Prosecutors on International Criminal Justice and International Cooperation in Criminal Justice Matters'.

20 February 2017

Sutyajnik, Yekaterinburg, RussiaIX Urals International Human Rights School: Prisoners's rights under the European convention on Human Rights
30 March - 2 April 2017

Deadline for application: 26 February 2017 


SUTYAJNIK is a non-governmental human rights organization founded in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 1994. Sutyajnik is a human rights resource center that helps 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.

The Urals International Human Rights School is an international event that takes place twice a year. It consists of a conference, a round table and a 3-5 days training session for human rights lawyers and activists. So far, there have been eight editions of the Urals International Human Rights School. The sessions were devoted to strategic litigation, application to the European Human Rights Court, domestication of international human rights law, privacy as well as, separate other human rights guarantees. There are up to 120 participants that attend each session. The speakers and trainers at the School are from all over the world, and include judges and vice-presidents of the European Court of Human Rights to distinguished foreign, international and national human rights activists and legal professionals. 

13 February 2017

Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
Summer School on Transitional Justice 2017: Gender, Conflict and Preventing and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism: International, Regional and Local Dimensions
12 June - 16 June 2017, Jordanstown campus (near Belfast), Northern Ireland

Deadline for application: 17 February 2017

The Transitional Justice Institute of Ulster University is delighted to announce its 10th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice - a week long residential course consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions. It is aimed at both postgraduate students and practitioners working in the field of transitional justice and human rights.

The Summer School is supported by the Political Settlements Research Programme and UN Women.


A draft programme, information on scholarships and how to apply can be found here.
Ulster University
Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice LLM
Gender, Conflict and Human Rights LLM


Ulster University is now accepting applications to its Master of Laws programmes for 2017/18 entry.

Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice LLM
With the emphasis on human rights and transitional justice, the LLM is a flagship programme of TJI as it is the only LLM programme of its type in the UK. Using the local Northern Ireland political and legal context as a starting point the course will imbue students with a working knowledge of international norms and principles, while at the same time encouraging students to move beyond the local to reflect critically on present international law norms and their application to other situations and contexts. Full-time and part-time places available.

For more information and to apply visit here.


Gender, Conflict and Human Rights LLM
The only postgraduate course in the UK and Ireland dedicated to the study of gender, conflict and human rights. The LLM draws on the established research excellence of the Transitional Justice Institute to deliver a world-leading masters programme in the field. Gain a systematic understanding, in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of the differential experiences of women and men of human rights norms and institutions, especially in conflict and post-conflict situations through this programme. Full-time and part-time places available.


For more information and to apply visit here.

07 February 2017

Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University
Call for applications: Summer School in Human Rights Litigation
10 - 14 July 2017

Deadline for application: 14 February 2017

The Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University invite applicants for the 2017 Summer School in Human Rights Litigation, to be held in Budapest from 10 - 14 July.

The summer school provides a unique opportunity for human rights professionals to build on their experience and to develop their skills to successfully bring cases to the regional human rights systems and the UN treaty bodies, and to use those cases to achieve practical change. The curriculum will combine presentations, case studies, exercises, and discussion groups with preparatory work and further reading to ensure full maximum benefit for those attending the course. Participants will be invited to provide information on cases they are working on and those concrete examples will help shape discussion.

06 February 2017

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) 
Venice Academy of Human Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
3 - 12 July 2017, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)
Early bird registration: 15 March 2017
Deadline for registration: 19 April 2017 

Instead of 'the end of history', we have lived through a major financial crisis, including a debt crisis in Europe that is far from over, and we are currently witnessing threats to democratic governance both from outside and from within the democratic system. Whether these are only temporary setbacks in the global spread of liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism has to been seen. However, it is reason to pause and reconsider the prospects for economic and social justice against the background of rising inequalities in the world.

The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017 looks at these developments from an interdisciplinary perspective that combines law, economics, politics and sociology. Lectures and seminars by the distinguished faculty discuss the question what role do human rights play in enabling and promoting social justice. Are human rights an effective tool for the promotion of economic and social equality? Do human rights impose limits to privatization of particular goods and services? How do human rights enable a just economic and social order? These are but some of the questions that participants of the Academy will discuss in an intense programme over ten days next summer.
  • All practical information can be found on the EIUC website

25 January 2017

International Organization for Migration (IOM), Regional Office Brussels
Intern Emergency and Post Crisis
Deadline for application: 7 February 2017

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to the vacancy of Intern Emergency and Post Crisis.

23 January 2017

University of Vienna
Master of Arts in Human Rights 
Deadline for applications rounds: 26 February 2017 • 26 March 2017 • 30 April 2017 

“Being a human rights expert is one of the most fascinating new professions for people with various backgrounds. You need to have an open mind, motivation and empathy, and we provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to work in the challenging world of universal human rights.” (Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Vienna University, Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture)
With its newly designed Master of Arts in Human Rights, the University of Vienna offers you the unique opportunity to study human rights in an international, trans-disciplinary and practice-oriented environment.

19 January 2017

Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), Europe Regional Office, Brussels
Internship
Deadline for application: 30 January 2017


The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 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 CICC is looking for a Europe Programme Intern at its Europe Regional Office situated in Brussels, Belgium.

18 January 2017

REDRESS, London
Legal interns for the spring intake (April - June 2017) 

REDRESS is a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. REDRESS works with survivors to help restore their dignity and to make torturers accountable.

REDRESS is currently seeking applications from excellent law graduates or LLM students students with a strong background in international human rights law and international law to conduct research and analysis.

13 January 2017

Minority Rights Group International, London 
Legal Fellowship (September 2017 - September 2018) 
Deadline for application: 31 January 2017 

Minority Rights Group (MRG) International campaigns worldwide with around 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard. 

MRG’s annual Legal Fellowship is now open for applications. This is a great opportunity to gain hand-on experience of minority and indigenous rights legal work.

12 January 2017

European Women's Lobby (EWL), Brussels
2 internships (as part of an academic programme)

Deadline for application: 19 January 2017 


The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union, gathering over 2000 women’s associations. The EWL has members in all 28 EU Member States and three of the candidate countries. The EWL aims at promoting women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union.

The European Women’s Lobby has been certified as an 'excellent employer' by Interns Go Pro and it committed to upholding the best possible standards in its internships. The current application concerns any unpaid internship at the EWL Secretariat in Brussels in 2017 within the context of academic or other grant giving programmes.
European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), Brussels
Policy Officer - Refugee Inclusion

Deadline for application: 18 January 2017

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) is a European network of 90 NGOs in 38 European countries. It protects and advances the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons. Its diverse membership ranges from large international NGOs with global scope to small organisations of dedicated activists; members work on humanitarian relief, social service provision, legal assistance, litigation, monitoring policy and law, advocacy, and campaigning.

ECRE is currently recruiting a Policy Officer - Refugee Inclusion

10 January 2017

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg, Germany
Research Fellows (Cambodia Project)
Deadline for application: 5 February 2017 

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law 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, the Foundation carries out several 'Global Knowledge Transfer Projects' in various countries. The Foundation’s projects focus on consultancy, capacity building and academic research in the fields of public international law, comparative constitutional law and the rule of law in post-conflict countries and countries in transition.

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is looking to fill two project-related positions for Research Fellows in the Cambodia project.
European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Training for International Electoral Observers 
Module I: 20 - 22 March 2017
Module II: 23 - 25 March 2017
Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy) 
Early bird deadline for registration: 22 January 2017 
Deadline for registration: 12 February 2017 

International election observation plays an important role in international relations since almost thirty years. The Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation adopted by the UN in 2005 is one of the first attempts of the international Community to set up standard rules recognized at international level. The European Union is strongly committed to contribute to all democratic processes around the world through various activities which include the electoral observation. The adoption of EU guidelines on preconditions for EU observation missions and a code of conduct for EU electoral observers represented an important step towards enhanced co-ordination and serve as a basis for all electoral observers.

EIUC has developed two three-day modules aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers). Selected applicants will be allowed to become aware of the role, the tasks and the status of international observers, and will be given a theoretical and practical training on election observation and election observation missions functioning.