The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College is conducting its annual search for the Oak Human Rights Fellow and we would like to solicit your assistance in helping us locate deserving candidates.
You can access the full announcement - and additional information about the Oak Institute - at http://www.colby.edu/oak.
Each year, we host a human rights professional doing on-the-ground work at some level of personal risk and organize a lecture series around his or her area of expertise. The purpose of the fellowship is to offer human rights practitioners/activists a respite from their work and spend a semester as a scholar-in-residence at the College, exposing campus community to the issues surrounding the human rights issues on which the Fellow works.
The fellowship has a different geographical or thematic focus each year This year, we are looking for a practitioner/activist involved in HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION IN SITUATIONS OF INTERNMENT AND DISPLACEMENT. We are particularly looking for those human rights practitioners involved in the protection of the international legal rights and basic needs of prisoners of war, civilians detained during occupation or as the result of political violence or states of emergency, and refugees and internally displaced persons fleeing from civil violence, political repression or economic dislocation.