EHRAC Lawyer

Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

Based in Middlesex University’s School of Law, EHRAC works with NGOs and lawyers in the post-Soviet region to bring ground-breaking, strategic international human rights cases. We have taken more than 300 cases to the European Court of Human Rights, and UN mechanisms, against Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

We are looking for a new lawyer to:

  1. Litigate international human rights cases before the European Court of Human Rights, and UN mechanisms, in partnership with NGOs and lawyers from our region; in line with EHRAC’s mentoring model, to provide our partner lawyers with substantial litigation support and to undertake advocacy, training and legal advisory/drafting work as appropriate.
  2. Provide legal information and expertise to EHRAC’s programme team to ensure the accuracy and consistency of EHRAC publications, funding applications and reports to funders, as well as to facilitate the management of case documents.

This position requires someone who is qualified to practise as a lawyer in one of the Council of Europe States and has professional post-qualification litigation and case management experience. Our case work arises from different domestic jurisdictions and covers a broad range of human rights issues. The post therefore requires a good understanding of international human rights law, the practice of the European Court of Human Rights and UN mechanisms. The ideal candidate will have experience of delivering training/capacity-building work at individual and group level.

For further details, please contact Laure Trebosc, Head of Programmes: l.trebosc@mdx.ac.uk.

Interviews will take place on Monday 11 October 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are underrepresented in this area. All recruitment decisions will be based on merit.