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
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.