REDRESS is seeking Legal Fellowship applications from excellent graduates, postgraduates and individuals in the early stages of their careers with a strong background in international human rights law to contribute to REDRESS’s work in either London or The Hague.
Legal Fellows at REDRESS are exposed to all aspects of working at a human rights organisation. The work typically includes:
- Undertaking legal and policy research at the national, regional and international level;
- Developing policy positions and drafting legal and policy reports;
- Networking and attending meetings with high-level stakeholders;
- Developing advocacy strategies and drafting advocacy briefings;
- Drafting submissions before regional or international courts and UN mechanisms;
- Organising events;
- Assisting with fundraising and communications work; and
- Administrative tasks as required.
In addition, fellows sometimes have the opportunity to be involved in casework, but this cannot be guaranteed. As REDRESS is a relatively small organisation, fellows take an active role in all aspects of our work and have the opportunity to get fully involved in our projects, supported by REDRESS staff. Fellows are treated as valued members of the team and make a meaningful contribution to REDRESS’ work.
The following are essential:
- A qualification in law (this can be an LL.B, LL.M or J.D).
- An LL.M or strong background in human rights
- Strong research
- Fluency in
- Strong drafting skills in
- Strong organisational skills.
- An ability to work independently with minimal
- A demonstrable commitment to the rights of victims of human rights abuses.
The following are desirable:
- Knowledge of and/or experience in the functioning of international human rights treaty bodies and UN
- Knowledge of and/or experience in the functioning of regional mechanisms including the Inter-American system or the African system.
- Knowledge of and/or experience in the functioning of the ICC.
- Knowledge of international criminal
- Previous experience working on torture
- Good knowledge of languages other than English, in particular Arabic, French, Spanish or Dutch.
Fellowships are full-time and typically last a maximum of one year and a minimum of four months.
If you would like to be considered please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should:
- include “Legal Fellowship application” in the subject heading;
- indicate your available start date and proposed length of the Fellowship;
- indicate your preference for working remotely or from a REDRESS office;
- specify if you have a preference for a particular office (London or The Hague);
- specify your location and time zone if you are working from home;
- specify what source of funding you have;
- your CV;
- a brief covering letter highlighting your key skills; and
- a short writing sample, for example a university essay or piece of recent work that you are able to share with us.
Applications can be received on a rolling basis.
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