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.
Legal Intern for Post-Conflict Justice Programme
Through advocacy and litigation, the Post-Conflict Justice Programme aims at promoting victim rights in international and national justice mechanisms dealing with conflict-related violence.
The legal intern will work with the Post-Conflict Policy Adviser and Legal Adviser on a variety of assignments, including monitoring of victim-specific jurisprudence, background research on international justice or other related matters, research for legal submissions, preparatory work for field missions, and other related tasks. The legal intern may also be asked to assist with French translations of relevant advocacy documents.
Qualifications and experience
• degree in or currently enrolled in public international law studies, human rights studies, and/or international criminal law.
• knowledge of transitional and international justice issues, including the International Criminal Court, is an asset.
• good organisational skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• strong research skills required.
• good drafting skills essential.
• motivation and interest to work with an NGO on issues pertaining to the rights of victims of international crimes.
• excellent written and spoken French.
• written and spoken Spanish is an asset.
Minimum of 3 months, full- or part-time.
is an unpaid volunteer position. REDRESS will reimburse up to £10 of
travel/subsistence expenses per day upon submission of receipts. REDRESS
cannot sponsor visa application procedures for candidates.
How to apply
Please e-mail a cover letter indicating your availability together with your CV to Letizia Paoloni, firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating 'Post-Conflict Justice Programme application' in the subject heading. No calls please.
Legal Intern: International Casework and Advocacy
REDRESS works to ensure that international standards relating to the prohibition of torture and reparation for survivors of torture and related international crimes are applied at the national level. Part of this work focuses on bringing strategic cases before domestic, regional and international tribunals, informing and influencing new laws and practices at the domestic level, advocating and building the capacity of national institutions to ensure compliance with existing standards.
The legal intern will work with REDRESS programme staff on a number of assignments. These include independent research on torture cases at national, regional and international level, background research for reports and submissions before regional/international courts and UN mechanisms as well as other related projects.
Qualifications and experience
• Legal qualification is essential.
• A strong background in human rights law is essential.
• Knowledge of the functioning of international human rights treaty bodies and UN mechanisms an asset.
• Basic international criminal law is desirable.
• Strong research skills.
• Fluency in English.
• Strong drafting skills in English.
• Good knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
• Previous experience working on torture issues desirable.
• Good organisational skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Full time or part time for a duration to be agreed between the intern and REDRESS (minimum 3 months).
This is an unpaid volunteer position. REDRESS will provide travel and lunch expenses up to £10 per day.
How to apply
If you would like to be considered please email your CV and a brief covering letter highlighting your key skills and your availability to email@example.com, indicating 'International Casework and Advocacy application' in the subject heading. No calls please.