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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 jobs@interights.org. The closing date for applications is 13 April 2011.