Amnesty International is seeking a Legal or a Policy Adviser to provide advice regarding AI’s law and policy positions on specified areas of human rights, including on human rights and the environment and on children’s rights, and to draft policy documents recommending a position for the organization on new or emerging human rights issues and contribute to the collective work of the Law and Policy Programme. The post-holder could choose to work from our Bangkok, Colombo, London, Johannesburg, Nairobi or Tunis office, as agreed with the Programme Director.

More info at https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/policy-advisor-1855/1881/description

¡Gracias CM!

Max Planck Group Leader in Bogotá, Colombia: The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) and Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) are looking to hire a Principal Investigator to lead a newly established Max Planck Tandem Group in Transformations of Public Law. Other than research, responsibilities include supervision of two doctoral students at Universidad de Los Andes. There is no mandatory teaching load.

The Group will be located in Bogotá, and the Leader will be expected to reside in that city. The initiative will provide funding for at least one extended research stay per year of the Group at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Additional information may be found on the following link: https://did.uniandes.edu.co/images/Eventos/Seminario_Cijus/pdf/CONVOCATORIA.pdf . The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2016.

As the first Sino-foreign law school in China, the China-EU School of Law (CESL) is a unique law school. Currently over 300 master’s students are studying in the Chinese Master’s Programme and the Master of European and International Law (MEIL) at CESL. To support the professors from Europe who fly to China to teach in the MEIL Programme (‘Flying Faculty’), we are looking to expand our faculty and recruit a number of semi-permanent Successful candidates will ideally begin at the end of February 2016. They will take over mainly practical teaching classes (tutorials) on various law topics in the field of International Business Law (Conflict of Laws, CISG, WTO Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Moot Court and Arbitration). Further, the assistant professors will assist in activities such as preparations for moot court competitions and the master’s thesis. Assistant professors will also be given the possibility to conduct research at CESL.

We seek candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills, practice and teaching experience.

Qualifications required:

• Full European law degrees (Bachelor + Master), candidates with a PhD in law are particularly invited to apply

• Candidates should have previous teaching experience at a law school outside of China, preferably for at least two years

• Willing to commit to a period of no less than two months from 29 February to 29 April 2016

• Ability to teach in fluent English

Contract and Remuneration:

• Duration of contract: 2 months

• Number of teaching hours per week: 8

• Remuneration will be as follows:

– Reasonable salary, commensurate with experience and academic qualifications

– Round trip (economy class) flight ticket

Please send an application with a CV and cover letter to the CESL Co-Deans, Dr. Clemens Richter and Prof. Liu Fei, by 20 November 2015 (e-mail: nicole.gonyea@uni-hamburg.de).

¡Buena suerte! Hay plazo hasta el 17 de octubre para presentarse.


El CEPC ha publicado una convocatoria para contratar a un investigador postdoctoral con menos de cinco años de antigüedad en la obtención de su doctorado en ciencia política o derecho público. El contrato es por tres años para trabajar sobre temas relacionados con la ciudadanía, la diversidad y la no discriminación (igualdad, diferencia y no discriminación; concepciones de la ciudadanía; debates en torno a la libertad y la seguridad; modelos de gestión de la diversidad cultural; minorías culturales y religiosas). La remuneración anual es de 52.739,61 euros más Seguridad Social. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes finalizará el día 1 de abril de 2015,  a las 24:00 horas. Aquí está la información completa. ¡Suerte!

Deadline for applications : 26 March 2015
Post title : Law Clerk to Judges of the Court (Associate Legal Officer)
Grade : P-2
Reference : 2015/2
Duty Station : International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands
Organizational Unit : Department of Legal Matters
Indicative minimum net annual remuneration (including post adjustment) :
At single rate: €57,019
At dependency rate: €60,791


The International Court of Justice wishes to appoint a Law Clerk who will provide research and other legal assistance to one of the judges of the Court. For administrative purposes, Law Clerks are attached to the Department of Legal Matters.


Under the supervision of the judge to whom he or she will be specifically assigned, the Law Clerk will provide that judge with legal research and related assistance with regard to cases pending before the Court. The Law Clerk may also be required to provide legal assistance and support to a judge ad hoc participating in a particular case. In co-ordination with his or her judge, the Law Clerk may also from time to time be called upon to perform some specific legal tasks for the Registry.

  • an advanced university degree in law, with a significant academic background in public international law or professional experience in the field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. Postgraduate studies in public international law would be an asset;
  • two years’ experience in the settlement of international legal disputes with an international organization, government, law firm or other private sector entity would be desirable.


French and English are the official and working languages of the Court. Excellent knowledge of and drafting ability in French is required, as well as a good command of English. Knowledge of other official languages of the United Nations would be an asset.


Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

The Court’s salaries are calculated in US dollars but paid in euros. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in the Netherlands and the euro/dollar exchange rate.

In addition, the Court offers an attractive benefits package including 30 days of annual leave, home travel every two years, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan and medical insurance.


How to apply:

Applicants should complete a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), or submit a full curriculum vitae, and attach a handwritten cover letter. Applicants are specifically requested to provide, with their application, a copy of their complete official academic record or transcript, detailing the grades/marks received for every university or professional qualification obtained (degree class, grade point average, mark or position in the overall ranking). If the relevant university or authority does not make such information available, that fact should be stated.

The selected candidate may be subject to a security clearance, including verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a position to submit an electronic copy of their passport and all diplomas listed on their profile when requested.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to send their application by e-mail, addressed to the Registrar of the Court, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number.

E-mail: recrutement-recruitment@icj-cij.org

Fax: +31 70 364 99 28

Only applications from candidates under serious consideration will be acknowledged. Applications that are found by the Court to meet the above criteria may be added to a reserve list in case a similar vacancy arises in the future.

The Registrar reserves the right not to appoint any candidate to the post, or to appoint one at a lower level or on the basis of a modified description.

Here is the information.

Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) of the Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University
Postdoc in judicial independence and human rights in new democracies
Deadline for application: 4 January 2015

Vacancy notice for new FRA Director (European Union Agency for Fundamental Righs).

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a TEMPORARY LEGAL OFFICER (full-time, until 30 June 2015). The are looking for a candidate with a law degree and «very good knowledge of private international law as well as familiarity with comparative and civil law.»  Applications until 15 October 2014. Good luck.

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