MINELRES: INTERIGHTS Internship Opportunity: Europe Programme Funded Women's Human Rights Internship
Sat Jul 19 09:25:45 2008
Original sender: Beth Fernandez <BFernandez@interights.org>
Dear friends and supporters,
INTERIGHTS has an internship opportunity for a Women's Human Rights
lawyer from Council of Europe member states within Central and South
Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. The internship is for six months
commencing in October 2008 and is fully funded.
Please find attached an advertisement and person specification for this
position. The application deadline is 1700 BST, 31 July 2008.
Please forward this information to anyone who might possibly be
interested in this position.
Programme Co-ordinator, Europe Programme
DDI: +44 (0)20 7843 0486
The Intl. Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights
33 Islington High Street
London N1 9LH
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7278 3230
Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 4334
INTERIGHTS Europe Programme: Funded Internship on Women's Human Rights
for a Visiting Lawyer
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 October 2008.
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
· Developing litigation skills by drafting legal briefs, pieces of
advice and litigation strategies in identified cases before
· 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
· 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 email@example.com. The
closing date for applications is 5pm BST Thursday July 31 2008.
Telephone interviews will be conducted on August 6 and 7.
INTERIGHTS is committed to equal opportunities.
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
· 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
· have litigated cases on women human rights issues before domestic
courts and is able to explain the challenges faced in litigation and the
· 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
· 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.
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
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