20 February 2017

Sutyajnik, Yekaterinburg, Russia
IX 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
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

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.

21 December 2016

UN Refugee Agency - Regional Representation for Western Europe, Brussels
Legal Intern
Deadline for application: 6 January 2016

The Regional Protection Support Unit of the UN Refugee Agancy seeks an intern to start by beginning February 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.