MINELRES: CfA: INTERIGHTS Europe Programme: Funded Internship on Women's Human Rights for a Visiting Lawyer (Readvertisement)

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Wed Aug 20 14:09:22 2008


Original sender: Beth Fernandez <BFernandez@interights.org>


Dear Friends and Supporters,
 
Due to insufficient applications, we are re-advertising a funded
internship for a lawyer working on women's human rights from Council of
Europe member states of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern
Europe. 
The internship is for six months commencing in January 2009 and is fully
funded.

Please find attached an advertisement for this position, along with a
person specification. The application deadline is 1700 GMT, Friday 19
September 2008.

Please forward this information to anyone who might possibly be
interested in this position. Many thanks.
 
Beth Fernandez
Programme Co-ordinator, Europe Programme 
DDI: +44 (0)20 7843 0486
 
INTERIGHTS
The Intl. Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights 
Lancaster House
33 Islington High Street
London N1 9LH
UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7278 3230
Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 4334
Website: http://www.interights.org
 
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INTERIGHTS' Europe Programme covering Council of Europe countries within
Central and South Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union is pleased to
invite applications for an internship as part of the development and
implementation its work on Women's Human Rights. The six-months
internship will be offered to a lawyer from Council of Europe states
within Central and South Eastern Europe/ former Soviet Union and will
begin in January 2009.

The main areas in which experience will be offered will include:

 Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and
practice to support the preparation of briefs before the European Court
of Human Rights and UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in cases dealing in particular
with  state's due diligence in preventing, protecting and prosecuting
violence against women. We will also explore the opportunity to support
litigation in sexual harassment cases under Protocol 12 to the European
Convention; 

 Developing litigation skills by drafting legal briefs, pieces of
advice and litigation strategies in identified cases before
international courts.

 Planning and preparing INTERIGHTS' strategic litigation surgeries on
women's human rights for lawyers in the region; 

 Assistance on INTERIGHTS ' publications on the European Convention of
Human Rights;

 Where possible, attendance at meetings with human rights
practitioners, or at human rights lectures in London or other
universities, or visits to other international or national human rights
organisations based in London.

INTERIGHTS will arrange and pay for travel, travel insurance and visa
costs, along with a monthly stipend of ?1,250. Accommodation is not
provided but INTERIGHTS can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.
Applicants should check the person specification below to ensure that
they fit the requirements.
To apply please send by a covering letter, a curriculum vitae indicating
two referees and a recent unedited writing sample of no more than two
thousand words. The writing sample should be on human rights issues,
desirably on women human rights, and authored by the candidate. Short
listed applicants will be interviewed by telephone.

Applications should be sent to Beth Fernandez, Programme Coordinator
(Europe Programme) by email only to bfernandez@interights.org. The
closing date for applications is 5pm BST Friday 19 September 2008.

INTERIGHTS is committed to equal opportunities.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The successful applicant will:
 have a degree in law;
 have worked for at least three years as a practising lawyer in Central
and Eastern Europe /former Soviet Union litigating human rights issues
before the domestic courts, either in private practice or within a human
rights NGO;
 have a very good understanding of women human rights issues in his/her
country of origin and in Central and Eastern Europe /former Soviet Union
region
 have litigated cases on women human rights issues before domestic
courts and is able to explain the challenges faced in litigation and the
case outcome
 have worked with the European Convention of Human Rights and the
jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights; 
 have knowledge of United Nations treaties, Committees and special
procedures that promote prohibition of all forms of discrimination
against women
 be familiar with other regional and international human rights
instruments and mechanisms;
 be connected with civil society actors in the region working on
women's human rights and show potential to contribute to the development
of women's human rights law in the region;
 demonstrate strong research, analytical and writing skills; and
 have good spoken and written English.

About INTERIGHTS

INTERIGHTS is an international legal centre based in London which
develops and promotes the legal protection of human rights worldwide.
Set up as a charity in 1982, in co-operation with lawyers,
non-governmental organizations and judges, it has since promoted the
effective use of human rights law by fully realising and exploiting all
legal avenues available to protect these rights, and by providing
greater global access to information on judicial decisions concerning
human rights. INTERIGHTS holds consultative status with the UN Economic
and Social Council, the Council of Europe and the African Commission for
Human and Peoples' Rights, and is authorised to present collective
complaints under the European Social
Charter.

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