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.