23 April 2014

Human Rights Watch, Brussels Office
EU Advocacy Internship

Deadline for application: 5 May 2014


Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

The Advocacy division of Human Rights Watch is seeking a full-time intern for the Brussels office. The intern will primarily focus on advocacy projects related to the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy/External Relations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring the activities and policies of the European Union in the area of human rights; attending meetings at the European Parliament; promoting HRW report findings; writing correspondences; organizing meetings; conducting research; and some administrative tasks. The internship will start on 2 June and will last for a minimum of four months.

22 April 2014

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Warsaw
Head Tolerance and Non-Discrimination

Deadline for application: 28 April 2014

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.

The ODIHR’s Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (TND) Department comprising 16 staff members, provides support to participating States in implementing their OSCE commitments and in strengthening their efforts to prevent and respond to hate crimes; promote mutual respect and understanding; and ensure freedom of religion or belief. TND is recruiting a Head.

17 April 2014

Institute for Research in the Fundaments of Law (lucernaiuris), Switzerland
Call for applications: Visiting Researcher Programme 2014-2015

Deadline for application: 30 June 2014

The Institute for Research in the Fundaments of Law (lucernaiuris) at the University of Lucerne is dedicated to advancing pioneering academic work in the foundational legal subjects (legal history, legal philosophy, legal theory and legal sociology). In particular, it seeks to promote the establishment of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to the study of law, which enrich legal discourse by opening new and innovative avenues of inquiry.

The Visiting Researcher Programme is designed to support promising young scholars working in the above-mentioned fields. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to conduct their research under the guidance of Law School faculty and in a stimulating climate of intellectual exchange and cooperation. They will also be invited to participate in the institute’s own teaching and research programmes, and enjoy full access to our extensive specialist resources.

14 April 2014

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
E.MA Fellow in International Relations (Academic Year 2014/2015)
Deadline for application: 3 May 2014
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is looking to appoint a highly qualified individual as E.MA Fellow in International Relations for the academic year 2014/2015 in Venice-Lido, Italy. The initial assignment is for the period between 18 August 2014 and 31 January 2015, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and funding.

09 April 2014

European Roma Information Office (ERIO), Brussels
Full-time internship September - December 2014
Deadline for application: 5 May 2014

The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) is an international advocacy organisation that promotes political and public discussion on Roma issues by providing factual and in-depth information on a range of policy issues to European Union institutions, Roma civil organisations, governmental authorities and intergovernmental bodies.

ERIO has a vacancy for a full-time internship for the period between September - December 2014.

04 April 2014

2014 Venice School of Human Rights, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
27 June - 5 July 2014, Lido (Venice)
Deadline for application: 15 May 2014

There are still some places available.

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights.

It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that "Human Rights are our responsibility".

Courses are scheduled to take place in Venice at the premises of the EIUC for a period of 9 days. The courses will be taught in English by internationally recognised experts in the fields of human rights belonging to EIUC’s partner universities and other organisations that support EIUC projects and endeavors.


Participants will benefit from an extremely rich cultural environment including visits to museums, galleries, churches and the Venice Biennale. Finally, they will be able to relax and enjoy walking along the Lido beaches or cycling around the island once the courses finish in the afternoon.

03 April 2014

Essex Summer School in Human Rights Research Methods, University of Essex
30 June - 5 July 2014

The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex will of a pioneering six-day summer school on methods for human rights research at it Colchester Campus.

Despite the level of research on human rights that is carried out by academics, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations, very little attention has been paid to the methodology used. Yet, methodology has a direct bearing on the strength, persuasiveness and legitimacy of research findings and their impact on policy and practice.

The absence of a strong methodology can also affect ability to attract funding even to the most innovative of proposals and activities.

This summer school provides the core methods and skills needed to carry out human rights research, whether for academic scholarship, bids for large research projects, reports for NGOs, international organisations and governments, or to support litigation.

It is an essential course for postgraduate students, academics, lawyers and human rights professionals working in NGOs, government and international organisations, and the legal profession.