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Internship at INTERIGHTS (London, September-December)

July 6, 2005.

    *** 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
    organisations 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 United Nation's 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. A registered charity, Interights is dependent on grants from
    foundations and on donations from individuals.
    Interights' Programme for Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union
    is pleased to invite applications for an internship as part of the
    development and implementation its work. The three-month internship, for a
    lawyer from Central and Eastern Europe/ former Soviet Union, will begin in
    September 2005.
    The exact nature of activities will depend on organisational and programme
    priorities at the time of the placement, however, it is likely that the main
    areas in which experience will be offered will include:
     a.. Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and
    practice to support the preparation of briefs before domestic and regional
     b.. Preparation of materials for Interights' training workshops on
    European Convention of Human Rights
     c.. Assistance on Interights' publications on European Convention of
     d.. Programme administration and development;
     e.. 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 right organisations based
    in London
    Interights will arrange and pay for travel, travel insurance and visa costs,
    along with a monthly stipend of £1,100. Accommodation is not provided but
    Interights can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.
    Applicants should check the attached person specification to ensure that
    they fit the requirements (see below).
    To apply please send by a covering letter, a curriculum vitae indicating two
    referees and a recent writing sample of no more than two thousand words .
    Short listed applicants may be interviewed by telephone.
    Applications should be sent to Beth Fernandez, Programme Assistant (Central
    and East European Programme) by email only to <bfernandez@interights.org> .
    The closing date for applications is 22nd July 2005 . Telephone interviews
    will be conducted during the week beginning 25th July.
    Interights is committed to equal opportunities .
    Interights Central and East European/ former Soviet Union Programme: Funded
    Person Spec (September to December 2005)
    The successful applicant will:
     a.. have a degree in law;
     b.. have worked for two years in a human rights NGO or as a practising
    lawyer in Central and Eastern Europe /former Soviet Union;
     c.. have worked with the European Convention of Human Rights and the
    jurisprudence of European Court of Human Rights;
     d.. be connected with civil society actors in their region and show
    potential to contribute to the development of human rights law in their
     e.. be familiar with regional and international human rights instruments
    and mechanisms;
     f.. demonstrate strong research, analytical and writing skills;
     g.. have good spoken and written English.
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