Start Date: July 2, 2018
Internship period: July-September 2018
Application Deadline: June 22, 2018 (applications will be considered until vacancies for the internship period have been filled)
REDRESS is a small, specialised and widely respected human rights organisation that works internationally to obtain justice for survivors of torture and end impunity for governments and the individuals who perpetrate it. Redress has worked extensively to promote and advance victims’ rights before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is the coordinator of the Victims’ Rights Working Group (VRWG), a network of over 350 national and international civil society groups and experts.
REDRESS is currently offering LLM students and law graduates with a strong background in international law, a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience by providing support for its Post Conflict and ICC programme. Interning with REDRESS will facilitate greater awareness of the workings of the ICC, a wide NGO network and the opportunity to develop expertise in victims’ issues in international justice.
The legal intern will be based in REDRESS’ office in The Hague.
Responsibilities may include: monitoring of victim-specific ICC jurisprudence and legal developments in post-conflict justice in national and regional courts; producing regular updates on key legal issues; conducting background research for reports; preparing background documents for field activities; conducting research for legal submissions and other related projects. The intern will also assist in Redress’ work on the VRWG and may be asked to assist periodically with translation of relevant advocacy documents into French. Occasional research in Dutch law may be required to assist with ongoing projects.
Qualifications and experience:
- Advanced degree and/or experience in public international law, human rights, humanitarian or international criminal law
- Strong motivation and interest to work with an NGO on issues pertaining to the rights of victims of international crimes
- Strong command of English, excellent written and spoken French, knowledge of Dutch is an asset
- Strong research skills
- Good legal drafting skills
- Good organisational skills and ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
- Knowledge of the functioning of the International Criminal Court is an asset
- Knowledge of the legal framework surrounding victims’ participation in national and international proceedings is an asset
- Previous experience in a non-profit organisation or international court or tribunal an asset
The internship is full time for a minimum of 3 months with the possibility of extension for an additional 3 months.
This is an unpaid volunteer position. REDRESS will however reimburse work-related travel expenses and provide a lunch stipend up to 15 Euros per day. Prospective candidates requiring financial support are encouraged to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions, outside fellowships and or grants. REDRESS is unable to sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.
How to apply:
If you would like to be considered please email a brief cover letter setting out your key skills, motivation and suitability together with your CV under the subject heading – Redress Hague internship – to: [email protected] Kindly clearly indicate your available start date in the email.
No phone enquiries please.