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JOBS ******************************

Various, Human Rights Watch

Various human rights positions, United Nations

Business & Human Rights Resource Center, Middle East and North Africa Researcher and Representative
Business & Human Rights Resource Center, an international human rights organization tracking the social & environmental impacts of over 5600 companies worldwide, is seeking a highly-motivated person to be its Middle East & North Africa Researcher & Representative. The researcher will join our global team, which includes 12 regional researchers based in other regions.
2.5 days (17.5 hours) per week
Based in the Middle East & North Africa region – the country will depend on where successful candidate is based.Please see more at

UNHCR Capaciy Building Initative (CBI)
UNHCR has five positions open in their Livelihoods Unit advertised for external recruitment – a first in UNHCR! Advertising is open until August 10, 2014.
This is a great opportunity to help UNHCR find strong candidates who will be internal advocates for UNHCR’s increasing commitment to push refugees’ rights to safe and lawful employment.
For more information visit: http://www.unhcr.org/pages/53be84f56.html

Amnesty International
Researcher – Business and Human Rights
Closing Date:10 August 2014
Directorate: Research
Location: London
Type: Permanent
Working Hours: 35
Salary: £43,812

Head of Gaza Program,
Location: Gaza, Palestinian Territory
Apply by: 10 Aug 2014

Gender Advisor
Women Location: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Apply by: 11 Aug 2014

Communication Officer
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Apply by: 17 Aug 2014

FELLOWSHIPS ******************************

Human Rights Watch, Fellowships in International Human Rights
Unrestricted fellowship:
Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship – Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

Restricted fellowship:
Aryeh Neier Fellowship – Created to honor the legacy of Aryeh Neier, this two-year fellowship is open to recent J.D. graduates of US law schools or applicants who will have graduated with a J.D. from a US law school by June 2015. Neier fellows spend one year at Human Rights Watch documenting a human rights problem inside the United States, and the second year at the American Civil Liberties Union, seeking reforms through advocacy and litigation. (For more details, please visit http://www.hrw.org/node/92079.)

Complete applications (including transcripts and recommendations) for 2015-2016 fellowships must be received no later than October 15, 2014.
Please see http://www.hrw.org/about/fellowships for more information.

HRAP 2015 Call for Applications
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University is pleased to open the application for the 2015 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP).
Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014

Women, Peace, and Security Policy Research Fellowship: 2014-2015
The Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Fellowship is based in New York City at the office of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security. This competitive unpaid fellowship is offered to current graduate students or professionals with expertise and background in gender, human rights, and international peace and security issues.
The research fellows conduct research, write policy analysis, and contribute to policy advocacy initiatives on issues across the spectrum of peace and security. They interact with NGO Working Group members and have access to events and policy discussions on gender, peace and security issues within the NGO and UN community.
The term of this fellowship is one year, from September 2014 to August 2015. Applicants must be able to commit to at least 3 full days per week for 12 months beginning in June 2014. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample related to women, gender, and/or peace and security issues (no more than 5 pages) to fellowship@womenpeacesecurity.org. The application deadline is August 17 2014. For more information visit: http://womenpeacesecurity.org/about/opportunities/.

U.C. Hastings Refugee and Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship
The Refugee and Human Rights Clinic (RHRC), in collaboration with the
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS), at U.C. Hastings is seeking
applications for a two-year teaching fellowship (July 2015 – June 2017). The
fellowship provides the opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical
setting. The fellow will work under the supervision of the RHRC Director,
Karen Musalo, and will share in the full-range of responsibilities of
teaching the RHRC, including co-teaching the clinic seminar, and
supervising the clinic students’ work. For more information about the
RHRC, you may go to:
Requirements for candidates:
Experience in asylum and immigration law (experience in human rights law is
a plus, but not required)
Excellent academic record
Two to five years minimum practice experience, including some direct
Admission to a State bar
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Aptitude for student supervision
Prior teaching experience is a plus; and
Bilingual ability in Spanish is desirable
Salary and benefits:
The Fellow will receive a salary of $52,000 per year, with full benefits,
which includes health, dental and vision care insurance plans.
To apply: *
Send a resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and a statement of
interest. The statement should address: 1) why you are interested in this
fellowship; 2) how your experiences make you particularly suitable to
contribute to the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic; 3) your specific
experience with asylum, or other immigration cases, and/or international
human rights litigation or advocacy; 4) your professional goals and how
this fellowship is related to your longer-term goals; 5) your understanding
of the objectives of clinical teaching.
Address your application to: Clinical Fellowship, Refugee and Human Rights
Clinic, U.C. Hastings, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, and
submit it electronically to rhrc@uchastings.edu. Please write in the
subject line: your last name, RHRC Fellowship Application. The resume,
law school transcript, writing sample and statement of interest should be
sent as attachments to your email.
*Deadline for applications:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are submitted,
with a deadline of November 1, 2014.


Intern, Communications and Knowledge Management Support
Yangon, Myanmar
UNDP in Yangon, Myanmar is looking for a Communications and Knowledge Management Support Intern. The main objective of the assignment is to provide communications and knowledge management support to the local governance mapping project. This will involve supporting the Project Coordinator and the Knowledge Management Consultant in executing the communications and knowledge management strategy, amongst others by organizing and managing data/reports/outputs from various states and regions and different consultants, and developing different communication and knowledge products identified in the communications and knowledge management strategy (such as UNDP Fast Facts, posters and brochures, web reports, etc.). Deadline for applications is August 12.

Refugee and Immigrant Fund
Several volunteer positions,
including Program Outreach Coordinator, Grant Writer, Communications Coordinator and On Site Farm Coordinators. The positions are flexible, and a lot of the work can be done remotely, from the comfort of a coffee shop.
The Refugee and Immigrant Fund (RIF) is a nonprofit organization based in Queens, New York, dedicated to assisting refugees and immigrants in achieving social and economic integration in the US. Since its founding in 2007, RIF has provided legal and psychosocial assistance to over 600 refugees, including legal consultations and referrals to pro bono attorneys and medical specialists.
For more information about available volunteers positions, go to: http://www.rifnyc.org/volunteer/

Legal Action Worldwide
Legal Intern
Location: London, United Kingdom
Apply by: 11 Aug 2014

International Labour Office (ILO)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Apply by: 31 Aug 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSALS******************************

Call for Chapters: Justiciability of Human Rights Law in Domestic Jurisdictions
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 31st 2014
Full Chapters Due: March 31st 2015
Word count: 6 000 – 10 000 Publisher: Springer International
Book title: ‘Justiciability of Human Rights Law in Domestic Jurisdictions’
The main objective of this multi-disciplinary collection of essays is to explore the issue of justiciability via critical analysis of the shortcomings (or otherwise) of human rights law at the level of domestic interpretation and implementation. It looks to a wide-range of legal issues and socio-political contexts, evaluating the juridical nature of such concepts as: human dignity and equality, the right to health, identity, social welfare, property rights during post-colonial transitions, loss of cultural heritage, penal policies and the best interests of the child.
Submission procedure: Researchers, PhD students and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 31st 2014, a 200-300 word chapter proposal clearly outlining the planned chapter. Submissions should be made via email to a.diver@ulster.ac.uk or j.miller@ulster.ac.uk (School of Law/Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland). Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 21st, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted to the editors by March 31st, 2015.

Call for papers for the Fifth International Conference on Human Rights Education (IHREC) “Advancing Universal Human Rights Culture”
The Organizing Committee of the Fifth International Conference on Human Rights Education (IHREC) “Advancing Universal Human Rights Culture” warmly invites submissions for paper proposals for presentation at the conference. The 2014 conference will focus on the UN and the UN World Programme for Human Rights Education, and address a broad range of legal, social, and educational issues.
The 5th IHREC is an annual event bringing together experts and scholars from around the world interested in the human rights education. Past conference speakers include Nobel Peace Prize winners, government ministers and ombudsmen from various countries, members of international and regional organizations, senior government officials, scholars from leading universities and research centres, and members of civil society. Further information is on the conference website at www.wcl.american.edu/events/ichredu/.

Using Geospatial Technologies to Support Human Rights Research and Documentation
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 5 September 2014, AAAS Headquarters
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005
This event is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project and On-call Scientists Project. Please register for in-person attendance or to watch the live-stream of the event no later than 3 September 2014.

International Human Rights Competition – Memorial of Caen
Deadline: 11 November 2014
Who can take part?
Art 1: The competition is open to all lawyers registered with a bar, irrespective of their nationality, language or age.
Art 2: All candidates must justify their registration with a bar.
Art 3: If a candidate has already been a finalist in this competition, she must wait two years before being able to apply for the finals again. She may apply as many times as she likes, but may not be selected more than three times.
Competition subject:
Art4: Candidates must write a speech for the defence relating to a genuine, individual case of human rights’ violation, taken from recent current affairs and proof of which must be provided and will be strictly required.
Art 5: The pleading must comprise 5 typed pages. It shall not exceed 10,200 characters (including spaces) or 1,700 words. Its oral presentation must not last longer than 15 minutes.
For information regarding an International Human Rights Competition at the Memorial of Caen, please click on the following link: http://normandy.memorial-caen.com/human-rights-competition

Call for applications: Training Program on International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms
Florence, Italy – September 29 to October 3, 2014
Apply By: August 15, 2014
The struggle for universal human rights faces significant challenges around
the world. At the center of this struggle are civil society groups, whose work on the front lines gives them unique insight into the most effective strategies for protecting human rights. Accordingly, the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute is offering a program designed to strengthen civil society organizations and groups’ ability
to access human rights protection mechanisms around the world.

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