Human rights work involves monitoring, investigating and reporting on the human rights situation, analyzing relevant laws and practices, intervening with national authorities to address human rights violations and ensure compliance with relevant human rights standards and national laws.
It may also involve monitoring the judicial system as a whole, including trials, as well as situations involving minorities, refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs) and freedom of movement issues. In addition, human rights work can involve promoting public awareness of human rights and human rights education.
- University degree in political science, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields;
- Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues;
- Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure;
- Experience working with NGOs, particularly in the field of human rights;
- International field work experience in human rights monitoring and reporting;
- Experience in either international law, constitutional law, European and international human rights law and conventions (may be a requirement for certain positions).