REDRESS is seeking applications from excellent law graduates and LLM students with a strong background in international human rights law to conduct research and analysis. REDRESS works to ensure that international standards relating to the prohibition of torture and reparation for survivors of torture and related international crimes are applied at the national level. Part of this work focuses on bringing strategic cases before domestic, regional and international tribunals, informing and influencing new laws and practices at the domestic level, advocating and building the capacity of national institutions to ensure compliance with existing standards.
The legal intern will work with REDRESS’ program staff on a number of assignments. These include independent research on torture cases, background research for reports and submissions before regional/international courts and UN mechanisms and other related projects, and there is likely to be a particular focus on Latin America. The ideal candidate would either be from or possess good knowledge of the human rights context in this geographical area.
Qualifications and experience:
- A solid background in public international law, human rights, humanitarian or international criminal
- Basic criminal law / law of evidence
- Knowledge of the functioning of international and regional human rights tribunals and mechanisms, with a particular focus on the Latin American human rights
- Strong research skills.
- Fluency in English and Spanish.
- Strong drafting skills in English and Spanish.
- Previous working experience on torture issues in Latin America
- Good organisational
Full time or part time for a duration to be agreed between the intern and REDRESS (minimum 3 months).
This is an unpaid volunteer position. REDRESS will provide travel and lunch expenses up to £15 per day.
How to apply:
If you would like to be considered please email your CV and a brief covering letter highlighting your key skills and your availability to [email protected], indicating “International Casework and Advocacy application – (Spanish)” in the subject heading.
REDRESS cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.
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