Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Legal Internship at Interights in London

For over 25 years Interights has played a leading role in promoting human rights through the use of international and comparative law. We have pursued this through strategic litigation and a range of complementary capacity building activities, working with lawyers, judges and civil society partners worldwide. Interights currently focuses its activities in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and thematically on economic and social rights, equality and security and the rule of law.

Interights is seeking applications from lawyers working on security and the rule of law issues, for an internship as part of the development and implementation of its work in Africa. The six month internship will begin in early May 2012.

This full-time placement will provide an opportunity fora lawyer with knowledge of security and the rule of law issues and relevant law to develop their legal skills whilst assisting our programme with:
  • Preparation of materials forlegal trainings and meetings on the application and development of legal standards in this context. A regional workshop with lawyers working on security and the rule of law issues, including counter-terrorism and human rights, prolonged pre-trial, unlawful or arbitrary detention, torture and/or ill-treatment, and fair trial, is planned for July 2012 to be held in Africa, and the intern may be expected to attend and to provide research support after the meeting to the participating lawyers in respect of their cases.
  • Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and practice with respect to counter-terrorism and human rights, and the protection of the right to life, the right to freedom from torture, the right to liberty, and fair trial.
  • Supporting the further development of Interights’ work in the area of security and the rule of law in Africa.
Where possible, the intern may attend meetings with human rights practitioners, human rights lectures in London or at other universities, or visit other international or national human rights organisations based in London.
Before applying, applicants are encouraged to read the person specification and terms of reference which can be found on our website:

To apply please send a covering letter, a curriculum vitae indicating two referees, a completed equal opportunities and diversity monitoring form and a recent writing sample of no more than two thousand words, preferably in the legal areas indicated above. Applications should be sent to:, quoting “Internship for SEROL Lawyer” in the subject line of the email.

The closing date for applications is 6 February 2012. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

Due to the high number of applications for our vacancies we are unable to contact applicants that have not been short listed.

Interights is committed to equal opportunities.

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