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Justice Initiative Fellows 2013-15

The Open Society Justice Initiative together with Central European
University (CEU) calls for applications for its 2013-2015 Justice
Initiative Fellows Program.

The Justice Initiative Fellows Program is a two-year program of study and practical work experience whose objective is to support and further develop a network of lawyers and activists working internationally on human rights issues.

During the first year of the fellowship, Fellows will undertake a human
rights degree program at CEU’s Legal Studies Department (either an M.A. or
LL.M., depending on their undergraduate degree). This first year of study
also includes a three-month internship with a leading European human rights
organization. Fellows will receive a full scholarship for their CEU studies.

During the second year of the fellowship, the fellows will be employed by
their nominating NGO to conduct human rights advocacy on a non-profit
basis. Their work can range from providing legal services, to undertaking
human rights litigation, to providing training and human rights education.
The Fellows’ salary during this second year of practical work will be paid
by the Justice Initiative in the form of a grant to the nominating
organization. Compensation will be based on the nominating NGO’s practices
as well as local pay scales.

* Applicants must be nominated by a national non-governmental organization (NGO) concerned with human rights. Criteria for selection will include the applicant’s experience, his/her potential to contribute to the protection
and promotion of human rights, and the suitability of the applicant’s
proposed role in the nominating NGO. The applicant must demonstrate a
strong commitment to human rights, and have a university degree and a high
degree of proficiency in English.

more info on: http://www.ceu.hu/admissions/apply