30 June 2015

Eurochild, Brussels
2 internships

Deadline for application: 7 July 2015

Eurochild is an international non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, which promotes the well-being and rights of children and young people at the European level and, through its membership, in the European countries. We are supported financially by the European Commission.

Eurochild is looking for two interns to assist in the development and implementation of Eurochild policy priorities, which currently include political advocacy on child poverty and well-being, campaign on deinstitutionalisation and quality alternative care for children, child and youth participation, and mainstreaming of children’s rights in all EU processes.

All interns are engaged under an internship contract with a standard remuneration.
National University of Ireland Galway
LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy

Interested in studying a unique LLM with excellent career prospects? Then consider the LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy, one of the first LLMs of its kind in the world. This LLM, now in its fifth year, aims to:
“equip students not just with knowledge and insights but also with the skills and motivation to help transform the lives of the 650 million persons with disabilities in the world.” Professor Gerard Quinn
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Luxembourg Liaison Office
Legal intern
Deadline for application: 8 July 2015

The UNHCR Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg seeks a native French-speaking intern with a start date of 14 September 2015 in Luxembourg for a six-month unpaid internship.

The intern should be a native French speaker, preferably with a Masters in Law, with an excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of German and/or Luxembourgish will be considered an asset. Evidence of previous experience or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is appreciated.

04 June 2015

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna (Austria)
Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights 2015

6 - 19 September 2015, Ulcinj (Montenegro)
Deadline for application: 21 June 2015 

The Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights was established in 2013 by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights - Research Association in Vienna in cooperation with the Faculties of Law and Sociology of the University of Vienna and the Faculties of Law and Political Sciences of the University in Montenegro. The name of the Academy refers to its main facilitator, the Hermann and Marianne Straniak Foundation. The implementation of the Straniak Academy is also supported by the Central European Initiative (CEI), the assurance company UNIQA, the agricultural company Agrana, the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof, and others.

In 2015, the Academy will take place for the third time in Montenegro from 6 to 19 September 2015 in Ulcinj, in the hotel complex “Dvori Balsića” and “Palata Venezia”.

Vlaams Vredesinstituut
Onderzoeker (m/v)
Deadline voor sollicitatie: 10 juni 2015

Heb je interesse voor wetenschappelijk werk over het omgaan met conflict? Word je geprikkeld door maatschappelijke controverse rond radicalisering of geweld? Ben je benieuwd naar veiligheidsimplicaties van technologie of de beste manier om wapenhandel te controleren?

Het Vlaams Vredesinstituut werft gedreven onderzoekers aan. Het Vredesinstituut is een onafhankelijk instituut voor vredesonderzoek bij het Vlaams Parlement. Het werk van het instituut is gestroomlijnd in twee thematische clusters: ‘wapenhandel en -gebruik’ en ‘omgaan met conflict en geweld’. Binnen die clusters komt een brede waaier thema’s aan bod.
European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice
PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest

Deadline for submission: 30 June 2015 

The Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation of the EIUC is pleased to announce the first edition of PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest. The contest was officially launched during the Venice Art Biennale opening, with Alfredo Jaar as a special guest. The photo contest is open from1 May and will accept submissions until 30 June 2015. PRISMA invites photographers, professional and amateur, from any part of the world to submit their work.

The selected images will be displayed, along with photographs by the special guest photographer Rena Effendi, in an exhibition in Venice, at the Monastery of San Nicolò, the premises of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in September 2015, during the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa (Italy) 
Call for applications for the XIV edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016
Deadline for applications by non EU candidates: 2 July 2015 (1st round) or 17 September 2015 (2nd round)
Deadline for applications by EU candidates: 15 October 2015

The Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University
Summer Courses 2015 

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is a centre of Leiden University dedicated to research, teaching, and training in public international law. The Centre has activities that take place in Leiden as well as in The Hague. In The Hague, where the centre forms part of the Campus Den Haag, the Centre is in close proximity to important international legal institutions.

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies has been organizing unique and high-level summer courses for graduate students and young professionals since 2003. This Summer, the Centre if offering 7 courses.

29 May 2015

Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Belgium
The European Court of Human Rights: The (problematic?) enforcement of its judgments
1 - 4 June 2015 

Guest Lecture Series by Prof. Dr. Adam Bodnar, University of Warsaw and Vice-President of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

Monday 1 June 2015
15:00 – 17:00, Pleitlokaal
The Enforcement of ECtHR judgments - A General Introduction
Obligation of states under Article 46 ECHR, principles of public international law concerning state liability for wrongful action; individual and general measures; role of the ECtHR in measures to be adopted, (quasi-)pilot judgments; principle of subsidiarity.

Tuesday 2 June 2015
15:00 – 17:00, Blauwe Zaal
Role of the Council of Europe Organs and Institutions in securing the ECHR enforcement 
Role of political declarations in setting the agenda concerning ECtHR enforcement; the Committee of Ministers; enhanced and standard supervision, communications by lawyers, NGOs and NHRIs; recommendations to member states; role of the Parliamentary Assembly; infringement procedure; role of the COE Commissioner for Human Rights

Wednesday 3 June 2015
15:00 – 17:00, Blauwe Zaal
Domestic Institutional Setting and the ECHR Enforcement 

Role of the Government Agents, annual reports, cooperation with different units in the government; parliamentary supervision over ECtHR judgments (including practice from UK); constitutional dialogue of the ECtHR with national constitutional courts; dissemination of judgments, training of professionals; role of NHRIs in promoting ECtHR standards.

Thursday 4 June 2015
15:00 – 17:00, Pleitlokaal
Individual Measures aimed at Implementing ECtHR Judgments and Access to Remedies 

Pecuniary & non-pecuniary damages; re-examination of a case and re-opening of proceedings as a result of ECtHR judgments; other forms of individual enforcement; availability of domestic remedies and their introduction as a follow-up to ECtHR judgments (e.g. on length of proceedings); principle of equivalent protection and violations of human rights by EU organs and institutions) 

Venue: Faculty of Law, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent - Free entrance/No prior registration needed
Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway
Research Associate / Postdoctoral Researcher - ERC VOICES and EU PERSON
Deadline for application: 29 May 2015

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Associate / Postdoctoral Researcher with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Research Council, the European Union and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy. It is available from 22 June 2015 to contract end date of 30 November 2018.

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy was established in 2008 and is part of the School of Law, and the newly-founded Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It is dedicated to producing research that informs debate on national and international disability law reform.

12 May 2015

National Platform of Self Advocates, Galway, Ireland
Vacancies for the positions of Administrator and Facilitator/Support Person
Deadline for application: 21 May 2015

The National Platform of Self-Advocates is the first independent national self-advocacy group in Ireland. It is a committee of 12 self advocates with disabilities from all over Ireland, who meet once a month in Dublin, organise a national conference once a year, and have regional meetings all over the country.

The platform is seeking applications for the positions of Administrator and Facilitator/Support Person.
Academy of European Law (ERA)
Current Reflections on EU Anti-Discrimination Law, a Seminar for university professors and law lecturers
1 - 2 June 2015, Trier

Since 2003 ERA has organised a series of seminars devoted to the two European anti-discrimination directives adopted under Article 19 TFEU every year. Directive 2000/78 prohibits all forms of discrimination in employment and occupation based on religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation. Directive 2000/43 goes further and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin, not only in the employment area but also in education, social protection and access to goods and services.

This event – addressed to university professors and law lecturers – will present current reflections by academic experts on the state of play and future development of EU anti-discrimination law.

06 May 2015

Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights:
'Belonging - Exploring the intersection between the arts and human rights'
9 - 11 July 2015 
Fee has been dropped by 50% to €175

The first Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights will take place from 9 - 11 July 2015 at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Co-directed by Prof. Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Dominique Bouchard, Curator at the Hunt Museum, it will bring together arts practitioners with human rights activists and scholars to explore their shared space. Events will take the form of panel discussions, exhibitions and performances.

The global theme for 2015 will be 'Belonging'.  The Summer School will consist of keynote addresses, plenary discussions, and themed discussions on three parallel tracks – literature and human rights; the visual arts and human rights; and music and human rights. The opening speaker will be the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights, Farida Shaheed.

30 April 2015

Centre for Disability Law & Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland
7th International Disability Law Summer School 2015
22 - 26 June 2015

The purpose of this five-day International Disability Summer School is to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to translate the generalities of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into tangible reform for persons with disabilities. 

The core focus of this year will be on Human Rights and Disability-Inclusive Development. This is an important year for global development, as governments will agree a new vision for development in September at the United Nations. This new vision must be inclusive of and respect the rights of persons with disabilities if future poverty reduction efforts are to succeed.
Academy of European Law (ERA)
Summer course on European Criminal Justice
22 - 26 June 2015, Trier

Deadline for application: 10% discount until 22 May 2015 

The Academy of European Law (ERA) is a non-profit public foundation that provides training in European law to legal practitioners. Its patrons include most EU member states and it is supported by the EU. ERA organises conferences and seminars around Europe, offers an online training programme which includes a broad range of courses and e-presentations and publishes a legal journal ERA Forum.

The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough introduction to practical aspects of European criminal justice.