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Internship at International Center for the Legal Protection of Human Rights

INTERIGHTS is pleased to invite applications for a six month funded internship starting in May 2011, for a lawyer/academic to work on a strategic litigation project addressing torture and/or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment within healthcare settings in Central and Eastern Europe and Sub Saharan Africa.
Established in 1982, INTERIGHTS is a charity that works to promote respect for human rights through the use of law. We achieve this through a range of activities: strategic litigation through co-representation, legal support to applicants and third party interventions before international, regional, and national human rights courts and bodies; advising lawyers on the use of international and comparative human rights law before their domestic courts; building capacity through litigation partnerships, targeted training activities and internships, and through the dissemination of legal information. Thematically, our priorities are equality, security and the rule of law (including counter-terrorism), and economic and social rights (ESR). INTERIGHTS currently focuses its activities in Africa, the Commonwealth, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia.
Activities will include:
• Legal research on relevant international and comparative human rights law and practice aimed at providing advice and the filing of legal briefs domestically and internationally;
• Sourcing of potential cases through research and the maintenance of regular communication with partners
• Preparation of materials for workshops;
• Research for a dedicated issue of INTERIGHTS Bulletin on the subject
• Where possible, attendance at meetings with human rights practitioners, lectures, or visits to other international / national human rights organisations based in London.
The six-month internship will begin in May 2011 and will be based in London.  The intern will receive a monthly stipend of £1,200.  Accommodation is not provided but INTERIGHTS can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.
Applicants should check the terms of reference to ensure that they fit the requirements before applying. 
To apply, please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae with details of two referees. Short listed applicants may be interviewed by telephone.
Applications should be sent to Chloe Marong by email to The closing date for applications is 13 April 2011.