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The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS)
Teaching Fellowship in Refugee and Human Rights Law – a two-year position beginning on June 1, 2010. The Fellowship is designed for lawyers with at least three years of practice experience who are interested in preparing for a career in law school clinical teaching, as well as being engaged in the cutting edge legal work of CGRS.
The 2010-2012 Fellow will co-teach the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
CGRS is based at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, which houses one of the largest clinical programs on the West Coast. The law school has demonstrated a strong commitment to clinical education, with 20 clinical faculty and clinical offerings including the Civil Justice Clinic (which operates in-house clinics in Individual Representation, Community Economic Development, Group Advocacy and Systemic Reform, and Mediation), and outplacement clinics in Criminal Practice, Environmental Law, Immigrants’ Rights, Legislation, Local Government Law, and Workers’ Rights.
Fellows receive excellent University of California health benefits, and access to law school facilities. Working on one’s own scholarship is supported and encouraged. Salary range is $46,000-$50,000.
Requirements Applicants must have:
· A minimum of three years practice experience in refugee law, and substantial exposure to international human rights law;
· Exceptional written and oral communication skills; # A strong academic record;
· Experience with supervising or mentoring students or colleagues in a legal setting;
· The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
· Bar admission required.
To apply, please send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, a writing sample, and a statement of interest (maximum length five pages). The statement of interest should address: a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you consider to be your strengths, and strongest potential contributions to the Clinic and to CGRS, c) your experience with asylum and other immigration cases, as well as any experience with international human rights law; and d) anything else you consider relevant. All applications must be received by January 15, 2010, and addressed to:
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies Refugee and Human Rights Clinic Teaching Fellowship UC Hastings College of the Law 200 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Attn: Teaching Fellowship Committee clinfell@uchastings.edu
If applying by email, please put “Refugee and Human Rights Teaching Fellowship” as the subject of the email and ensure that your last name is included in the filename of all attachments.

Carl Wilkens Fellowship Associate
Genocide Intervention Network (GI-NET) is changing the way the United States and the international community respond to the world’s worst crimes by empowering individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. GI-NET’s Field Department recruits, trains and mobilizes American constituents to be effective advocates, messengers, and fundraisers, and the Carl Wilkens Fellowship is one of the Department’s flagship programs.
The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is a selective, year-long leadership development program that provides a diverse set of emerging citizen leaders with the tools and training to build sustained political will to end genocide. The goal of the Carl Wilkens Fellowship is to develop effective leaders in communities across America who have the relationships and know-how to influence and shape US policies on genocide.
The Carl Wilkens Fellowship Associate is responsible for managing GI-NET’s current class of Carl Wilkens Fellows. Job duties include regular communication with, strategic guidance to, and management and evaluation of 2010 Carl Wilkens Fellows; administrative support to the Fellowship training and retreat workshops and to the Fellowship’s Continuing Engagement initiative; information preparation and coordination for key Fellowship communications; and coordination of Fellowship recruitment strategy throughout 2010.
Summary of Qualifications:

  • BA/BS
  • Three or more years of post college work experience required, with particular interest in individuals with experience in community organizing, coalition building, and individual/group coaching
  • Ability to develop relationships with a broad set of individuals – diverse in age, education, profession, belief systems;
  • Utilize exceptional communications skills – in person, over the phone, and over email/other social media;
  • Work in a highly organized manner, with attention to detail;
  • Be a collaborator and a team-player;
  • Be highly motivated with a flexible schedule that can accommodate weekend and evening work obligations; and
  • Have skills in Microsoft Office suite, Google tools, Facebook, Twitter
    Summary of Job Description:
    The Carl Wilkens Fellowship Associate will be responsible for coordination of and engagement with the Carl Wilkens Fellowship program in the following areas:
    Fellowship Program Management: Responsible for consistent communication with 2010 Fellows: receives/processes informational requests, liaises between Fellows and other GI-NET staff as appropriate, tracks Fellows’ progress along program metrics, and ensures Fellows’ accountability.
    Continuing Engagement: Responsible for gathering content for continuing engagement newsletter every quarter starting in March 2010. Organizes all relevant logistics for in person meetings; gathers information and materials relevant to meetings from Fellowship Coordinator, other GI-NET staff, and partners/other facilitators.
    Program Content Development and Customization: Coordinates logistics for monthly trainings and retreat workshops. Organizes travel, accommodation, food, and facilitators for all retreat workshops. Assists in retreat facilitation, as needed/requested.
    Fellowship Recruitment: Responsible for assisting in implementation of overall recruitment strategy and responsible for engaging current Fellowship class as part of that.
    Fellowship PR: Locates low-cost or pro bono designer for Fellowship program materials. Develops content for Fellowship program publicity materials.
    Qualified candidates should send a resume, a cover letter indicating job title and salary range requirements to jobs@genocideintervention.net. No telephone inquiries please.

UC Human Rights Fellows Program
Application Deadline February 25, 2010
Graduate students from UC Berkeley, Davis, Hastings, Irvine, Santa Cruz and San Diego are encouraged to apply for the 2010 Human Rights Fellows Program which provides funding for extended summer field work in cooperation with nonprofit agencies throughout the world. For more information check the HRC Fellows Program Page

National Human Rights Institution Fellowship (Raoul Wallenberg Institute) Fellowship
Overview: RWI strives to be a meeting point for theory and practice in the implementation of human rights. To further support these efforts RWI is offering an eight month NHRI Fellowship. The aim of the fellowship programme is to expand the understanding of the role NHRIs play in promoting and protecting human rights, to support research associated with NHRIs, and to help facilitate dialogue between NHRI scholars and practitioners.
Qualifications: Human rights practitioners and scholars with in-depth knowledge of and/or experience working with NHRIs are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to scholars who hold post graduate degrees, and to practitioners with law degrees (LLB or JD) and a solid track record working with or for NHRIs.
For more information, visit:

The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights and the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic Yale Law School
Robert M. Cover – Allard K. Lowenstein Fellowship in International Human Rights Law Clinical Education
The Cover-Lowenstein Fellowship is a two-year position designed for lawyers with international human rights or other relevant experience who are interested in preparing for a career in human rights practice or human rights teaching. The Fellow will help supervise the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and coordinate activities of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.
The Lowenstein Clinic has three main goals: to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in the range of activities lawyers pursue to promote respect for human rights; to help students build the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective human rights lawyers and advocates; and to contribute to current efforts to protect human rights through valuable, high-quality assistance to partner organizations and individual clients. Through work on projects and classroom discussion, the Clinic encourages students to explore critical issues affecting the promotion of human rights and to integrate the theory and practice of human rights law. Recent work has included international human rights litigation in U.S. and other national courts, advocacy before international and regional human rights bodies, drafting model legislation, and investigating and writing reports on human rights situations.
The Schell Center sponsors a wide range of human rights events, including the bi-weekly Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues and Events, the annual Bernstein Human Rights Symposium, and frequent lectures, conferences, panels, and films. The Fellow works closely with the Center’s director, executive director, and student directors to coordinate the rich program of events and supervises the work of the student directors. The Fellow also advises Law School and other university students on human rights research topics, advocacy, and career development; administers the Kirby Simon Summer Fellowship program, which allows students to do international human rights work abroad, and the Bernstein Fellowship, which allows recent Law School graduates to spend a year doing full-time human rights work; and prepares annual reports, grant reports and other Schell Center documents.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
· A J.D. degree from a U.S. law school and an outstanding law school record;
· A strong record of prior experience in human rights or related advocacy;
· Bar membership in a state or jurisdiction of the United States;
Strong written and oral communication skills (fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable);
· An enthusiastic commitment to working closely with students;
· Experience in outreach and in organizing events;
· An interest and proven capacity in legal scholarship; and
· An ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
The position is for a two-year term, starting in late summer 2010. Send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of references (please indicate those who are submitting letters of recommendation and include up to three additional references) by February 15, 2010, to the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, P.O. Box 208215, New Haven, CT 06520-8215, or by email to schell.law@yale.edu. Please have two or three letters of recommendation sent to the same address. These should include academic and professional references.

Human Rights Watch
European Events Manager
Location: London Last Date: January 14, 2010

Relief International
Child Protection Program Officer
Location: Iraq Last Date: January15, 2010

The Center for Victims of Torture
Location: Cameroon Last Date: January 21, 2010

(Job repost)
Human Rights Watch
Director, Development and Outreach Department
(San Francisco Office)
Application Deadline: February 7, 2010
Human Rights Watch (‘HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Director of Development and Outreach in Northern California.
Description: Reporting to the Deputy Director of Development and Outreach, the Northern California Director will oversee the 56-member California Committee North, as well as the San Francisco office; help grow philanthropic support for the organization by cultivating and directly soliciting major gift contributions; manage HRW’s expanding San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley constituency; and promote HRW’s domestic and international advocacy initiatives to local audiences. The Director’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
· Building financial support for the organization by soliciting major gifts and general support funds from supporters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley;
· Researching, identifying, cultivating, servicing and soliciting new prospects, existing donors, and California Committee North members;

  • Servicing HRW International Board members located in Northern California;
    · Overseeing the California Committee North Executive, Dinner and Advocacy Committees and other outreach initiatives in San Francisco, including Committee meetings, researcher briefings, advocacy events, and cultivation events;
  • Overseeing the production of fundraising, outreach and cultivation events in Northern California, including HRW’s annual Voices for Justice dinner in San Francisco;
  • Communicating the work of HRW to existing and prospective supporters;
  • Creating and tracking donor lists, fundraising, and expenses;
  • Working with programmatic staff to design and implement San Francisco press and advocacy strategies in order to promote HRW’s goals;
  • Managing the research, identification, cultivation, soliciting and servicing of selected major gift donors in the Northwest region of the United States; and
  • Other tasks as may be required.
    Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a minimum of ten years of fundraising experience, with proven success in creating and managing major gifts programs and highly skilled at managing high-level donor relationships. Experience overseeing large fundraising events and representing issues to the media and policymakers is highly desirable. The applicant must possess strong oral and written communications skills in English and be a disciplined self-starter who can work independently, but also function as a member of a development team. The candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW.
    Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
    PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing a letter of interest, resume, two names or letters of reference, salary requirements, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) no later than February 7, 2010 to devjobs@hrw.org. Please use “Director, Northern California Ref DEV-09-1043-B” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please, do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:
    Human Rights Watch
    Attn: Search Committee (Director, Northern California Ref DEV-09-1043-B)
    100 Bush Street, Suite 925
    San Francisco, CA 94104

Human Rights Watch
Resarcher on the Horn of Africa/Kenya
Africa Division
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2010
Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on the Horn of Africa/Kenya.
Description: Under the guidance of the Team Leader for the Horn of Africa/Kenya, the Researcher will support the work of HRW staff in implementing a human rights research and advocacy agenda focusing on the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia) and Kenya.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: curbing abuses of human rights and humanitarian law in the Horn of Africa and Kenya through monitoring, investigating and documenting violations; writing and publicizing concise and accurate reports, briefing papers, letters, press releases, op-eds and submissions to international bodies as needed, with a quick turnaround time; developing and implementing local, regional and international strategies to bring violations to the attention of the government and the international community and change abusive laws, policies and practices; effectively advocating for the improvement of human rights with regional governments, the African Union, the United States, the European Union and intergovernmental organizations; monitoring related legislative and/or policy developments; responding to inquiries from the press, public and colleagues in the human rights community; and other tasks as may be assigned. Travel to the region will be required.
The Researcher may be based in one of HRW’s global offices or in another location, but in any case must be prepared to spend significant periods of time in HRW’s New York headquarters and Washington, DC office, particularly in the first year of employment for purposes of orientation, training, integration into the organization and thereafter for regular consultation.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be scrupulously objective, able to investigate and report on abuses without prejudice or favor, in contexts that are often highly charged politically. The individual in this position must be flexible and able to respond quickly to crises as they may occur, producing excellent written material in English under tight deadlines. The position combines elements of research, writing and advocacy, and requires an individual who has solid judgment and initiative, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent research and writing skills.
Please contact humanresources@hrw.org for more information on this job.

American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative
Washington, DC
Access to Justice Advisor
Overview: The ABA Rule of Law Initiative is a public service project of the American Bar Association dedicated to promoting rule of law around the world. The ABA Rule of Law Initiative believes that rule of law promotion is the most effective long-term antidote to the pressing problems facing the world community today, including poverty, economic stagnation, and conflict.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a law degree from either a U.S. or foreign law school and have at least 5 years of relevant legal experience. An LL.M. or other graduate degree is preferred but not required. Other requirements include: substantial experience in access to justice reform issues in developing and transitioning states; field experience in either Africa or Asia; excellent legal research, writing, and editing skills; knowledge of international law and comparative legal systems. Fluency in oral and written English is required; fluency in French is strongly desired. Candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and possess excellent interpersonal skills. International travel will be required. This is an 18-month assignment.
Deadline: Unspecified
For more information, visit: :www.abarol.org

The Constitution Project
Washington, DC
(2 positions)
*Criminal Justice Policy Council (1 of 2)
Overview: The Constitution Project promotes and defends constitutional safeguards. Through its Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Programs, the Project promotes dialogue across ideological and partisan lines, bringing together prominent Americans from a variety of experiences to achieve long-term consensus. Working with these influential and unlikely allies, the Project conducts strategic public education campaigns and helps create the political majorities needed to transform this consensus into sound public policy.
Duties: The policy counsel will create a clearinghouse for new voices and coordinate the Project’s public education and advocacy activities in support of efforts to achieve criminal justice reforms in a wide variety of areas. He or she will work with high-level experts to develop consensus reports and recommendations for policy reforms and promote them to policymakers, litigators, and allies on the national, state and local levels. He or she will also work with major law firms on amicus briefs supporting these reforms in the courts.
Deadline: Not specified

Coordinator for Federal Death Penalty Reform Efforts (2 of 2)
Duties: The coordinator will lead efforts in Congress and the executive branch to promote reforms to the death penalty and protect existing safeguards. He or she will work with the members of the Constitution Project’s bipartisan Death Penalty and Right to Counsel Committees, and with other NGOs and a wide variety of experts, to address issues including capital indigent defense, access to the courts, forensic reforms, and protections against wrongful convictions and executions.
Deadline: Not specified
For more information and to apply, see: www.constitutionproject.org

American Refugee Committee
Senior Vice President, International Programs
Minneapolis, MN
Overview: The American Refugee Committee is a Minnesota-based humanitarian aid agency currently working in seven countries around the world helping victims of war and civil conflicts rebuild their lives. ARC programs in Africa and Asia provide health care, clean water, shelter repair, legal aid, trauma counseling, microcredit, community development services, and repatriation assistance to millions of people every year. The American Refugee Committee bases its relationships with uprooted peoples on mutual respect and a compassionate exchange of knowledge and values.
Duties: The Senior Vice President for International Programs, reporting to ARC’s President/CEO, will provide executive leadership to ARC’s international program functions and give direction to the formation of goals — playing a key role in ensuring that financial and operational objectives are met.
Deadline: January 15
For more information and to apply, visit: (http://www.arcrelief.org)

International Rights Advocates/ Conrad & Scherer, LLP.
Washington, DC
Associate, International Human Rights
Overview: The litigation team at IRAdvocates is committed to helping victims of human rights abuses achieve the justice that is owed to them. All team members have extensive experience in the human rights litigation field.
Qualifications: U.S. licensed attorney with at least three years substantive, civil litigation experience in U.S. courts. Excellent research and writing skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and/or human rights advocacy. Position requires frequent travel outside the U.S. Spanish ability is required.
Duties: Researching legal issues particular to transnational corporate accountability litigation, including specifically the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and the Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA). Drafting legal memoranda for filing in various U.S. District Courts and Appellate Courts.Conducting and defending depositions. Arguing motions before U.S. District and Appellate Courts. Initiating and/or assisting in case development by working with clients and partner organizations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Assisting in supervising law student interns and working with law school clinics.
Salary: Unspecified
To apply: Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to info@iradvocates.org. Please address your materials to Terry Collingsworth.
Deadline: Position open until filled.

Amnesty International
London, England
Consultant, Human Rights Education Team
Duties: The Consultant will be required to produce a framework and tools on Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment specifically focused on human rights education for the use of Amnesty International’s HRE Network. The framework will be based on previous research and consultation undertaken by the IS HRE Team as well as the standards, guidelines and practices of existing evaluation and impact assessment of human rights education conducted by external organisations. While the IS HRE Team will provide the Consultant with the results of the research, consultation and planning it has already undertaken and will indicate to the Consultant areas to explore further and resourceful individuals and organizations to contact, the Consultant should also carry out independent research into the current state of HRE evaluation and impact assessment. The framework and tools will be developed in consultation with key stakeholders from Amnesty International sections and structures, and will be revised based on feedback before being disseminated to the Amnesty International HRE network. The framework and tools should be developed in time for the Amnesty International HRE Forum in March 2010.
For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.amnesty.org/en/jobs_all/vacant-positions

Kenya Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission
Multiple job opportunities (various academic backgrounds)
DEADLINE: January 25 2010
Duration of appointment: 24 Months OR to the termination of TJRC statutory mandate whichever is earlier n DUTY STATION: Nairobi – All positions entail travel outside of the duty station.
Competitive compensation and benefits package is offered, subject to professional qualifications and experience and TJRC rates.

Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting
January 22
Members, affiliates, and interested scientists, register now to attend the next meeting of the Coalition which will be held at AAAS Headquarters in Washington, DC on Friday, January 22 (8.30am-7:00pm).
Opening with a panel of experts to discuss the ethical and human rights challenges arising when scientific research takes place in a military context, the meeting will continue with sessions, working meetings, and trainings relevant to the application of human rights in the work of scientists and scientific associations. Sessions include: Hearing From Survivors of Human Rights Violations; The Right to the Benefits of Scientific Progress; Volunteer Programs of Scientific Associations; and Human Rights 101 for Scientists: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. View the agenda at http://shr.aaas.org/coalition/Meetings/January22_Coalition.shtml

Defending the Human Rights of Scientists
January 21
Register to attend a training session being conducted by Scholars at Risk, in partnership with the Coalition’s Welfare of Scientists Working Group. The training is aimed at equipping scientific associations to defend the human rights of scientists at home and around the world. Participants will learn procedures for evaluating requests for assistance from colleagues at-risk; effective response strategies; proven public and private advocacy techniques; quality alert-writing; and options for engaging key stakeholders.

Is it Culturally Ethical? Human Rights Challenges in International Survey Research
Date: Friday, February 5, 2010, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St. NW, Washington, DC
The Washington Statistical Society Data Collection Methods and Human Rights Groups, and the Washington-Baltimore Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research are pleased to invite you to the seminar, “Is it Culturally Ethical? Human Rights Challenges in International Survey Research,” to discuss examples from around the world of challenges faced in social and behavioral projects, along with the use and abuse of cross-cultural ethics, lessons learned and future considerations.
RSVP: If you are planning on attending this seminar, please email Carol Joyce Blumberg at carol.blumberg@eia.doe.gov. It is, however, fine to come to seminar without sending an RSVP.


The International Human Rights Lawyer Award Committee solicits nominations of foreign human rights lawyers for the ABA International Law Section’s International Human Rights Lawyer Award. The award is presented periodically to individual lawyers who have suffered persecution as a result of their professional activities on behalf of human rights defenders or against human rights abuses.
Other previous recipients of the award include Gibson Kamau Kuria (Kenya), 1990; Carlos Escobar Pineda (Peru), 1991; Srdja Popovic (Serbia), 1993; Teo Soh Lung (Singapore), 1994; Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka), 1995; Olisa Agbakoba (Nigeria), 1996; Muchtar Pakpahan (Indonesia), 1997; Rosemary Nelson (Northern Ireland), 2001; Digna Ochoa y Placido (Mexico), 2003; Soraya Gutierrez Arguello (Colombia), 2006; and Mohammed-Ali Dadkhah (Iran), Hina Jilani (Pakistan), Asma Jahangir (Pakistan), and Abdulrahman Al-Lahem (Saudi Arabia), all in 2008. Zimbabwean lawyer Andrew Makoni received the award in 2009 in recognition of his courageous efforts to advance human rights in his country at considerable personal and professional risk.
Please submit nominations, with a statement of the reasons the award would be appropriate for the nominee in 2010, to Section Staff Assistant Katie Van Geem vangeemk@staff.abanet.org and Selection Committee Co-Chair Penny Wakefield pwwakefield@comcast.net by Friday, February 5, 2010. Please include a brief biography of the nominee and as much supporting information as possible concerning the nominee’s work. The Selection Committee, including Kate Birmingham Bontekoe, Avi Garbow, Russell Kerr, Eileen Meier, and Rob Gaudet, will consider all nominations for recommendation of a recipient to the Section Administration Committee. The Section reserves the right not to present the award in any given year. Please contact Katie or me with any questions.

International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE)
Johannesburg, South Africa
The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world’s only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights for undergraduate students. The program is housed at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College. Each year — starting in late July and ending in November — students and faculty from North America and Africa come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights. In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines. IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work. Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa. Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and other relevant sites, and attend guest lectures from human rights experts from South Africa and around the world. Application Deadline = March 1, 2010 For more information on the International Human Rights Exchange: http://www.ihre.org


Community Organizing Trainee
Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky
Overview: DART is a nonprofit network of grassroots community organizations committed to building power among low-moderate income communities to address social justice issues. Each year, DART offers paid training at an Organizers Institute, which occurs in July in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky. Successful graduates of the Institute are placed in full-time jobs with community organizing groups around the country. DART is currently accepting applications for the 2010 summer Institute.
Deadline: January 15, 2010
For an application and more information, visit: www.thedartcenter.org

Human Rights study program for French speakers (some scholarships available for students coming from developing countries)

Je vous annonce le Programme de formation en droits de l’homme du Collège universitaire Henry Dunant, Genève, Suisse.
Ce programme comporte une partie à distance (12 avril au 7 mai 2010) et une partie présencielle de deux semaines proposée en français et en espagnol (session francophone du 6 au 17 septembre 2010 ; sesión hispano-hablante del 26 de juglio al 6 de agosto de 2010), à Genève, composée de deux volets : l’un consacré à la formation et l’autre au suivi des organes des droits de l’homme. Elles correspondent à 290 heures de travail.
Le programme, axé sur la pratique des mécanismes de protection des droits de l’homme, en particulier des droits économiques, sociaux et culurels, s’adresse surtout aux parties prenantes des droits de l’homme (diplomates, fonctionnaires, magistrats, membres d’ONG, journalistes, enseignants, etc.).
L’objectif principal du Collège universitaire Henry Dunant est de donner aux participants, à travers son programme de l’Université d’été des droits de l’homme (UEDH), les outils pour la mise en oeuvre des politiques publiques basées sur les droits de l’homme et pour promouvoir une culture des droits de l’homme fondée sur un dialogue entre les cultures et les religions. Le programme suit de près l’évolution des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (DESC) aux Nations unies. Le corps enseignant de l’UEDH est composé d’experts des organisations internationales, professeurs universitaires, diplomates, et de membres d’ONG.
Inscription au plus tard, le 31 mars 2010 Formulaire en ligne sur la page web inscription http://cuhd.org/uni/Programmes/Uni_programm.htm
Cette page contient tous les renseignements pratiques.

Human Rights Essay Award

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
American University Washington College of Law
The Academy is proud to announce the topic of the 2010 Human Rights Essay Award. This year’s topic for the essay in English is: “The Rights of Freedom of Expression and International Human Rights Law”. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2010.
The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law grants two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Jury deciding the Award will be comprised of professionals with a recognized expertise in international human rights law. The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.
The Award in each case will consist of:
· A scholarship to the 2010 Specialized Human Rights Program
· travel expenses* to Washington D.C.
· Housing* at the university dorms
· Per diem for living expenses* for the three-week session
*subject to restrictions
Eligibility and Requirements
Participants may choose any subject related to the assigned topic: “The Rights of Freedom of Expression and International Human Rights Law”.
· Candidates must hold a law degree.
· Submissions must be unpublished legal papers in English, written solely by the candidate.
· Articles must not exceed 35 pages, including footnotes, and must be double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font.
· Articles must be submitted via email to hracademy@wcl.american.edu in Microsoft Word format.
· The deadline to submit articles is February 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. EST.
· Winners will be announced on April 1, 2010 on our website
· A comprehensive list of rules is available at: www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/hraward.cfm
If you have questions please contact the Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at 202-274-4070 or via email at hracademy@wcl.american.edu.

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