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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT/CEO of Human Rights First
Based in Washington, DC the EA will provide administrative and organizational support to the President/CEO. S/He must be proactive as well as manage a complex schedule. The EA will work closely with the Chief of Staff to coordinate daily priorities and long-term schedule and will play a crucial role in maximizing the President/CEO’s time to achieve the organization’s goals in development, communications, operations, and program areas. The applicant should have 2 to 3 years of administrative experience in a face-paced environment.
For more detailed information please go to: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/Jobs/apply_staff.aspx?qs=EO

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, Refugee Protection Program – Human Rights First
Based in Washington, DC, the Senior Associate in the Refugee Protection Program will work with the program’s director to develop advocacy objectives to advance the protection of refugees, as well as strategies and activities to achieve those objectives. The Senior Associate will advance Human Rights First’s advocacy objectives through a range of advocacy strategies, working with the program’s Director, other staff and other key advocacy allies and actors. Applicants should have at least five years of post-graduate work experience relating to refugee protection.
For more detailed information and to apply visit: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/Jobs/apply_staff.aspx?qs=EO

PHP’s Law and Health Initiative (LAHI) promotes legal action to advance public health goals worldwide. LAHI supports legal assistance, litigation, and law reform efforts on a range of health issues, including patient care, HIV and AIDS, harm reduction, palliative care, sexual health, mental health, and Roma health. LAHI’s priorities include integrating legal services into health programs, strengthening human rights protections within health settings, and developing training and education programs in law and health. By bringing together legal, public health, and human rights organizations, LAHI seeks to build a broad movement for law-based approaches to health and for the human rights of society’s most marginalized groups.
LAHI seeks a full-time senior program officer.
Qualifications

  • At least ten years of professional experience in four or more of the following six relevant fields: (1) legal advocacy and litigation; (2) international human rights; (3) health and human rights; (4) global health (specifically related to marginalized groups); (5) grant-making; (6) capacity development.
  • Management experience, including personnel management, project management and strategic management.
  • Law degree.
  • Experience working in one or more of the following regions: East and Southern Africa; Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (fSU); Southeast Asia (SEA).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated commitment to using law progressively to advance public health and human rights objectives.
    To Apply Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements before to: humanresources@sorosny.org. Include job code in subject line: SPO-LAHI
    Open Society Foundations Human Resources – Code SPO-LAHI 400 West 59th Street New York, New York 10019
    FAX: 212.548.4675
    For more information visit: http://www.soros.org/about/locations/new-york/spo-plahi-20110310

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM
The 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar Program competition is open.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers 124 teaching, research or combined teaching/research awards in law. Faculty and professionals in law also can apply for “All Discipline” awards open to all fields.
For more information on 2012-13 opportunities, please visit www.iie.org/cies.
The application deadline for the Core Fulbright Scholar Program is August 1, 2011. U.S. citizenship is required. For more information, visit our website at www.iie.org/cies or contact us at scholars@iie.org.
Faculty and professionals are also encouraged to participate in one of our weekly webinars. For more information, visit our website at www.iie.org/cies/webinar.

UN Women, Uganda is currently recruiting for an international consultant on transitional justice and gender for an 8 month post.
Details and the link to apply can be found at http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=22874
Background
UN Women’s programme “Women’s Access to Justice in Uganda” seeks to enhance women’s access to comprehensive justice for conflict-related crimes and those who continue to suffer heightened levels of gender-based violence in the conflict affected areas of the north. The programme focuses on facilitating women’s access to both formal and informal justice mechanisms for redress of crimes of sexual and gender based violence as well as violations of the rights to land and property. It has a specific focus on advocating for the establishment of transitional justice mechanisms which respond to women’s needs, including through reparations measures, truth-seeking and prosecutions.
The A2J Programme works with the Government of Uganda and key partners to increase the capacity of all sectors to uphold international human rights standards and principles, provides training on the gendered aspects of transitional justice process, and mobilizes women to voice their demands for justice. The innovative aspect of this project rests with its multi-stakeholder approach and its aim to transform women’s quality of life through access to justice; raise community awareness on SGBV issues; and involve all stakeholders in securing comprehensive redress for women through transitional justice measures.

Ph.D. RESEARCHER
Media Law Section of the Department of Communication Studies, Center for Journalism Studies and at the Law Faculty, the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University
The Media Law Section of the Department for Communication Studies of Ghent University together with the Human Rights Centre at the Law Faculty of Ghent University are looking for a Ph.D. researcher to work during 4 years on the topic of “Interferences with freedom of expression and ‘chilling effect’ ”. The goal of the research project is to analyse the impact of the notion of the ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of expression as referred to by the European Court of Human Rights and within other international, regional or national human rights systems. The research projects includes the analysis of applications of laws and interferences with freedom of expression relating to political speech, defamation, protection of journalistic sources, newsgathering, media reporting, investigative journalism, ngos reporting on matters of public interest or contributing to public debate, freedom of artistic expression and freedom of academic speech. The research project will develop and apply a methodology in order to identify and describe different kinds and consequences of chilling effect in the domain of public debate, media, journalism, art and academic research. The project will also specifically focus on the issue of minor offences, investigative journalism and chilling effect.
The researcher will work under the supervision of Prof. Dirk Voorhoof (www.psw.ugent.be/dv). Co-supervisor is Prof. Eva Brems.
Starting date: 1 September 2010 Ph.D. grant ca.1570-1750 Euro net/month (tax free)

THE ARIEL F. SALLOWS CHAIR OF HUMAN RIGHTS
University of Saskatchewan – College of Law
The Sallows Chair will be of interest to outstanding candidates who have made distinguished contributions to research and/or practice in human rights; the candidate must have the academic qualifications required for an academic appointment. Past holders include Penelope Andrews, Marilou McPhedran, Virginia Leary, Paul Mahoney, Shelley Wright, the late Martin Ennals, Rebecca Wallace, Abdullah An-Na’im, Nihal Jayawickrama, Francisco Forrest Martin and Roy Adams.
Successful candidates for the Chair will be in residence in the College of Law, and it is normally expected that the candidate will pursue a research program, teach a course or seminar, give a public lecture and oversee the planning for a conference. Tenure will normally be for one year, but in any event no longer than two years. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and standing of the holders. The date for appointment is flexible, and may be as early as January 1, 2012.
Letters of application, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae and an outline of the research plans of the candidate, should be sent to:
Beth Bilson, Acting Dean College of Law University of Saskatchewan 15 Campus Drive Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A6
Deadline: December 31, 2011 http://www.usask.ca/law/faculty_sessionals/employment_opportunities.php

Attorney
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a preference for those submitted by May 31, 2011.
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law seeks an attorney for its Liberty and National Security Program. The Program works to advance effective national security policies that respect the rule of law and constitutional values, with a focus on policies in the areas of domestic counterterrorism (including privacy and profiling concerns); government secrecy and accountability; and detainee policy. At least three years’ relevant experience (more preferred); excellent research, analytical, and writing skills; comfort with public speaking; ability to work with media; ability to work in coalition with other organizations and with diverse constituencies; and excellent organizational skills. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: civil liberties and/or national security law; legislative advocacy (or other legislative experience); and litigation.
The attorney’s responsibilities will include engaging in policy analysis, writing reports and other public education materials, conducting media outreach, engaging in legislative drafting and advocacy, advising officials and activists, and litigating at the trial and appellate levels. The position is based in the Brennan Center’s New York office and requires occasional travel to Washington, D.C. and other locations. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a preference for those submitted by May 31, 2011. To apply, visit http://brennancenter.theresumator.com/apply/uBh1Xg/Counsel-Liberty-And-National-Security-Program.html?source=formerstaff . Please upload (where it says “attach resume”) as one document the following application materials: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “LNS Counsel” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Sue Davie, Clinic Administrator, at sedavie@law.sr.edu, as soon as possible and by no later than May 3, 2011. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For further information, contact Mary Helen McNeal, Professor and Clinic Director, at mhmcneal@law.syr.edu.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW-
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION, CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLINIC
Syracuse University College of Law, Office of Clinical Legal Education, seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor to direct and teach its Criminal Defense Clinic for the 2011 -2012 academic year. SU’s Criminal Defense Clinic represents clients in misdemeanor cases as assigned by the local courts. It also handles appeals, occasional jury trials, and collateral consequences. Applicants should have clinical teaching or other supervision experience, expertise in criminal law and procedure, and be admitted to practice in New York or eligible to be admitted pro hace vice pursuant to Rule 520.11 of the New York Rules of the Court of Appeals for Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law. The successful candidate will supervise 10 students per semester, teach the weekly Criminal Defense Clinic seminar, and facilitate weekly Case Rounds discussions. The Criminal Defense Clinic is a one semester clinic and part of the Office of Clinical Legal Education, which includes 7 in-house clinics and a large externship program.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Sue Davie, Clinic Administrator, at sedavie@law.sr.edu, as soon as possible and by no later than May 3, 2011. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For further information, contact Mary Helen McNeal, Professor and Clinic Director, at mhmcneal@law.syr.edu.

Director of Program
The Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice, an independent nonprofit organization with offices in New York City is currently seeking a DIRECTOR for the UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN PROGRAM for the CENTER ON IMMIGRATION AND JUSTICE. The position will be based out of our NYC Office. "Candidates must possess the following:
• A JD degree;
• At least five years of immigration-related experience, including at least two years practicing in immigration court;
• Experience representing children, a strong plus;
• Prior management experience;
• Experience making and supervising budgets and negotiating contracts;
• A desire to effect change in partnership with the government;
• The ability to work with a range of stakeholders, including staff at nonprofit legal service providers and government officials;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Capacity to lead by example and to support career development for supervised staff;
• Ability to read and communicate effectively in Spanish; and
• Willingness to travel outside of New York City.
Please submit cover letter and resume.
Online submission is preferred at
http://vera.theresumator.com/apply/Hx2pSP/Director-Of-The-Unaccompanied-Children-Program.html?source=COLW
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
ATTN: Human Resources / CIJ UAC Director Recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10279
Fax: (212) 941-9407
Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. "

Just Detention International (JDI)
JDI is launching a nationwide search for a Deputy Executive Director to lead the organization’s Washington, DC office. It is looking for a creative, strategic, and bold leader; someone passionate about ending sexual abuse in detention and committed to protecting the human rights of all people. This is a new position.
" "Advanced degree in law, public policy, or related field.
Minimum seven years of professional experience in one or more of the areas of human rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, prisoner rights, HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual violence eradication, public health policy, or similar public interest field.
Passionate commitment to protecting the human rights of all people.
Comfort addressing sexual violence issues.
Ability to work sensitively with survivors of trauma.
Proven ability to advance organizational positions authoritatively.
Experience analyzing legislative and policy proposals.
Outstanding political skills, judgment, and credibility with peer organizations.
Creativity; visionary and strategic thinking; willingness to take calculated risks.
Daily problem solving skills; ability to act authoritatively and resolutely.
Consensus-building skills; ability to work well with other organizations and governmental entities, large and small.
Demonstrated personnel management and supervisory skills.
Capacity to manage institutional growth and change.
Private donor and/or foundation fundraising experience.
Ability to work effectively with people with diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.
“Please send a letter of interest, resume, and a brief writing sample (five-page maximum) to dmurray@justdetention.org. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

Research Coordinator
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Last Date: May 4, 2011 http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_74876.shtml

Legal Drafter – EU Project
Oceania Customs Organisation
Location: Fiji
Last Date: April 29, 2011
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_74857.shtml

Vice President
International Center for Transitional Justice
Location: New York, USA
Last Date: April 30, 2011
http://devnetjobs.tripod.com/ictj-23march2011.html

Executive Officer
AIDS-Free World
Location: in or around New York
Last Date: April 30, 2011
http://devnetjobs.tripod.com/4april2011-aidsfreeworld.html

Researcher
Amnesty International (AI)
Location: London, UK
Last Date: May 2, 2011
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_75214.shtml

Research Coordinator
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Last Date: May 4, 2011
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_74876.shtml

Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
International Center for Transitional Justice
Location: New York
Last Date: May 5, 2011
http://devnetjobs.tripod.com/5april2011-ictj-mena.html

Ecuador Interim Director
Free The Children
Location: Ecuador
Last Date: May 13, 2011
http://devnetjobs.tripod.com/freethechildren-13april2011.html

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, COURSES, SUMMER SCHOOLS

4th ANNUAL ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE ON MONITORING ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
The Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights organizes annually professional training courses on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Project has extensive experience in organizing two types of training aimed at providing professionals with tailored knowledge on the protection of ESC rights according to their level of experience. The “Training Course on Understanding Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” is designed to introduce participants to ESC rights, while the “Advanced Training Course on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” is aimed at providing more practical tools to advanced professionals in this area.
On this occasion, the Project proudly announces the organization of the 4th annual Advanced Training Course on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The Training Course will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 9-13 May 2011.
The course is designed for professionals with advanced experience in working on ESC rights. The course will most benefit representatives from NGOs, national human rights institutions, governmental authorities, academia, international organizations, and United Nations bodies.
The course aims to enhance the work of professionals by training them on specific aspects related to monitoring ESC rights. The course will also instruct participants on how advocacy tools, including, for example, human rights indicators, budget analysis or litigation activities can be effectively used to build monitoring policies that would be addressed not only to domestic institutions, but also to international mechanisms mandated to protect and promote ESC rights.
For more information about the course, please see http://www.adh-geneva.ch/professional-training/professional-training-in-escr/at, where you can also register on-line. Or write us at escrtraining@adh-geneve.ch.

THE FLETCHER SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF NONVIOLENT CONFLICT
Tufts University / Medford, Massachusetts
June 19-25, 2011
Visit the FSI 2011 Webpage Download Flyer Download Application
The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in an advanced, interdisciplinary program on nonviolent conflict taught by leading scholars and practitioners of strategic nonviolent action and authorities from related fields.
We also invite you to pass along this announcement to others who share our passion for achieving human rights and justice through nonviolent strategies.
If you have any questions, or would like for us to send you an application directly, please do not hesitate to contact us at fsi@nonviolent-conflict.org or visit our website at www.nonviolent-conflict.org.

Association “PRAVNIK” together with the partner organization Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Rule of Law Program South East Europe is proud to open the application process for the
International Summer School Sarajevo 2011
“Human Rights and Transitional Justice”
18 – 31 July 2011
WHAT:
Association “PRAVNIK” together with the partner organization Konrad Adenauer Stiftung-Rule of Law Program South East Europe will be offering International Summer School Sarajevo 2011 course on Human Rights and Transitional Justice from 18 – 31 July 2011
WHERE:
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Accommodation is offered at the Franciscan Students’ Hostel in double bedded rooms. The Hostel is at 15 minute walking distance from the city centre in safe and peaceful surroundings.
WHY:
• To empower future decision makers to work to establish the Rule of Law and Human Rights system in transitional countries.
• To widen theoretical and practical skills of participants.
• To influence changes in transitional countries towards sustainable Rule of Law and the re-spect of Human Rights.
ELIGIBILITY:
The program encourages applications from graduate and PhD students of law and related disciplines (under the age of 35); including a limited number of undergraduate students from South East Europe, Europe and the US.
PARTICIPATION FEE:
200€ for accommodation, meals and working materials. Students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzego-vina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, the Republic of Moldova, and Serbia are eligible to apply for a participation fee reduction of 50%.
Travel costs are not covered by this fee and each participant should take care of personal travel ar-rangements.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MAY 15 MAY 2011.
If you are interested, all other relevant information are available on the
ISSS 2011 official website
www.pravnik-online.info or contact us at info@pravnik-online.info.

JUSTICE SECTOR REFORM: APPLYING HUMAN RIGHTS BASED APPROACHES
IHRN Announcing details of the International Human Rights Network 2011 justice sector training programme Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches (OJIR11) Dates: Monday 20th – Friday 24th June 2011 Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland This annual IHRN training programme aims at enhancing the skills of justice sector personnel, consultants, managers etc, in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. The programme is designed for people working in the justice sector (with state or non state institutions) or undertaking Rule of law/Governance assignments as well as justice sector personnel wishing to adapt their expertise for international consultancy work (eg for bi-lateral donors, EC Framework Contract Lot 7 – Governance and Home Affairs etc). Knowledge and skills enhanced include: *The legal principles, policies & practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform *The inter-linkages between justice sector roles (law enforcement, judiciary, corrections/rehabilitation, etc) *The relationship between the justice sector and related terms; ‘security sector’, ‘rule of law’, ‘good governance’ *Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, as well as monitoring & evaluation *Programming tools & checklists (including benchmarks & indicators of human rights change) *Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions (including conflict and post-conflict) *Teamwork, advocacy, strategic partnerships and consulting opportunities
Past participant testimonials, Application forms and further details available at http://www.ihrnetwork.org/justice-sector-reform_202.htm

The University of Nairobi, with technical support from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and financial support from Unbound Philanthropy and the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission, is pleased to announce the following opportunities for advanced study and training in the field of Education in Emergencies: 1) Master of Education degree with a specialization in Education in Emergencies; 2) and a short study course on Early Grade Reading (see below for more details about both opportunities).
1) Call for Applications: Graduate Study in Education in Emergencies at the University of Nairobi
Through the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in Educational Administration and Planning at the University of Nairobi’s School of Education, students have the opportunity to specialise in Education in Emergencies. The graduate program aims to develop human resource capacity among enrolled students and education practitioners working in East Africa in order to prepare them to provide quality education programming in emergency and post-crisis settings in developing countries.
Through coursework, internships and research projects, students will examine the range of educational activities and the related challenges that take place in the field of education in emergencies. A sample of these activities include:

  • Establishing safe learning spaces for children in the midst of conflict;
  • Collaborating with international organizations and education authorities to ensure recognition of student and teacher certifications acquired during displacement;
  • Tailoring educational and vocational programmes to the needs of out-of-school children and youth;
  • Assisting ministries of education to rebuild and strengthen their in-service teacher training system after a conflict; and
  • Drafting emergency preparedness plans for the education sector in anticipation of natural hazards, such as floods and droughts, as well as political and economic instability.
    Upon completion of the M.Ed. and depending on previous work experience, students may: work with aid agencies or other international organizations on their education teams; join the Ministry of Education and build capacity to deliver inclusive and quality education in emergency situations; or, infuse their work in schools as teachers or administrators with an enhanced understanding of education in emergencies.
    Applications for admissions for the academic year that begins in October 2011 are due on 30 April 2011. Please note: Applications from international students received past the deadline may be considered for admission at the discretion of the Department for Educational Administration and Planning.
    For a detailed overview of the program, including admissions criteria, tuition, and application procedures, click here: http://www.rescue.org/education-emergencies-coursework

2) Call for Applications: Short Course on Improving Education Quality through Early Grade Reading
The University of Nairobi will offer a 4-day short course from June 7-10, 2011 at the School of Education. This short course will expose participants supporting education in emergency or crisis situations and other educational professionals to basic competencies and skills that children in the lower classes of primary education should acquire to enable them to read and enjoy lifelong learning. Participants will be introduced to a set of assessment tools, also referred to as the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), that will diagnose the problems children may have in reading quickly and proficiently. The course will further provide an opportunity to learn more about the challenges in administrating EGRA using examples from Kenya, Ethiopia and other countries, and participants will learn how results of EGRA have been used to improve reading among children in these countries.
For more details including course description, objectives, agenda, fees and application procedures, click here: http://www.rescue.org/education-emergencies-coursework
Short course applications are due by 6 May 2011
If you have any questions about either of these opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact:
Mary Mendenhall, Ed.D.
Academic Consultant
International Rescue Committee
Email: mary.mendenhall@rescue.org
and/or
Loise Gichuhi, Ph.D.
Education in Emergencies Programme Coordinator
University of Nairobi
Email: lopawer@yahoo.com

LLM HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE
Transitional Justice Institute
University of Ulster (Jordanstown and Magee campuses, Northern Ireland)
This LLM programme based at the Transitional Justice Institute, with staff expertise across a range of areas, offers an LL.M. degree which is designed to give students a unique lens on the study of human rights in the contemporary international moment. Using the local Northern Ireland political and legal context as a starting point the course will imbue students with a working knowledge of international norms and principles, while at the same time encouraging students to move beyond the local to reflect critically on present international law norms and their application to other situations and contexts. Students are encouraged to develop and transfer knowledge, experience and expertise of the transformative possibilities of human rights law both in respect of societies emerging from violent conflict and in relation to the local and global management of other particular societal problems. This dual focus – from the local to the global and back – is a core part of the course’s aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills base to contribute internationally as well as locally. This programme has been developed to enable students to: * Gain an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical application of human rights law. * Understand the particular human rights issues in conflicted and transitional societies. * Gain knowledge and skills in carrying out research projects from design to write-up. * Enhance skills in critically appraising published and commissioned research. * Develop skills highly relevant to legal practice, and to policy, research and advocacy roles in the voluntary, public and private sectors in the UK, Ireland and beyond. Successful completion may also open up a range of further study and research options. Further Information Download Information Leaflet TJI website: www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk , or Applications should ordinarily be received before the last Friday in June, although consideration may be given to applications received after this date.
Contact Ms Emer Carlin Secretary Transitional Justice Institute Magee campus Tel: + 44 (0) 28 71675146 Email:LLM@ulster.ac.uk

TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Worldwide Universities Network International Conference
12-13 May 2011, Liberty Building LT (LG.06), University of Leeds. UK.
Conference attendance is free.
This international network, led by the Centre for Global Development at the University of Leeds, Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York and Sheffield International Development Network at the University of Sheffield, brings together an international team of scholars interested in developing a new research agenda on
‘transformative justice after mass violence and the role of non-governmental actors’. Over the past 20 years, there has been a remarkable proliferation of ‘transitional justice’ mechanisms (primarily, criminal tribunals and truth commissions) that have promised accountability for perpetrators and redress for victims of political violence and human rights abuses. Yet the impact of such mechanisms has often been disappointing. Therefore this conference invites a range of international experts to contribute to a new research agenda that offers a concept
of justice that is more ‘transformative’ than ‘transitional’, one that seeks to change preconflict structures in ways that are more inclusive, less unequal and more fair.
For further information and registration:
Website: www.wun.ac.uk/research/transformative-justice-network

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is very pleased to announce the tenth annual Summer School on the International Criminal Court! The course will take place from June 19-23 this year and will cover all important aspects of the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is one of the most important new international institutions and promises to play a leading role in efforts to promote international justice. Subjects covered by the course will include the subject matter jurisdiction of the court (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and the crime of aggression), the procedures of the court, defences, the political context in which the court operates, and related questions of international criminal law. The course is suitable for legal scholars and practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge of the court as well as social scientists and students who seek to gain some familiarity with the court. Every year we have a diverse group of participants from many countries and backgrounds.
The course is convened by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, a leading centre for human rights research, teaching, and advocacy and will be taught by prominent scholars and practitioners of international criminal law. The program for the course is still being finalised but, generally, many speakers are returning speakers and last year’s programme may be viewed at http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=16 . The location of the course is in Galway, a charming small city on the windy west coast of Ireland. Galway is known for its pubs and beaches and is also adjacent to the iconic Aran Islands and Connemara. The course will include a programme of lectures as well as a film screening, social events, and touristic activities such as a trip to the Aran Islands.
For more information on the course please visit: http://www.nuigalway.ie/human_rights/icc_summer_school.html or contact us at iccsummerschool@gmail.com. Thanks and we hope to see you here in June!

The International Institute of Humanitarian Law is offering the Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law for its 11th consecutive year from June 27th-July 9th, 2011 in Sanremo, Italy and in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Summer Course is open to both academics and practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
Participants range from Government officials and NGO personnel to university faculty and graduate students. Undergraduate students can apply if they will be finishing their degree by the time the course begins.
For more information please visit our website at http://www.iihl.org
Don’t hesitate to contact Ms Patricia Panizzi at summer@iihl.org for further requirements.

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