AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 2023
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
International Justice in Africa Fellowship (2022-2023), announces its second edition. The Fellowship seeks to enhance diversity of representation in the field of international justice by offering an opportunity to young African professionals (early to mid-career practitioners and scholars) based in Africa to work on international justice issues and mechanisms. Fellows benefit from knowledge, skills and experience transfer, practical exposure to international justice spaces and forums, and the opportunity to engage and network with a variety of relevant actors and stakeholders in the international justice movement. Fellows also participate in discrete research, legal analysis, policy discourse and campaigning projects relating to international justice.
Have the ability to use sound judgment and initiative, solve problems and provide constructive inputs, as well as being able to clearly communicate clearly and efficiently in English.
Have demonstrated personal commitment to subverting patriarchy, power differentials and marginalization whilst having an understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender issues.
Fields Of Study:
Research and Advocacy
Assist with research activities on accountability for crimes under international law in Africa and elsewhere through desk research and drafting.
Assist with monitoring and analyzing international and regional developments on international justice issues.
Assist with developing advocacy positions and strategies on identified priorities relating to international justice.
Participate and contribute to relevant internal and external policy discussions pertaining to international justice issues and mechanisms.
Skills And Experience:
Good knowledge of and experience in the application of international law, including international human rights law, humanitarian law and international criminal law is essential.
Ability to analyze accurately legal issues and apply legal reasoning in pursuit of developing a strategic response.
Ability to gather and process human rights-related information/related.
Ability to write clearly and concisely (without the need for significant editorial revision) and proof-read research, campaign and advocacy materials.