Rightsblog Editor Opportunity

Rightsblog are currently seeking to recruit additional editors.

The time commitment involved in being a voluntary member of the Editorial Team is relatively light, with an online evening meeting once every two to three months and an expectation to edit and promote content in between these meetings, as well as actively seeking contributions. You will be joining a small but enthusiastic and dynamic group of editors from across the globe.
Rightsblog are particularly keen to hear from human rights practitioners, or those with experience of social media and communications strategies. The blog’s  working language is English.
Any questions can be directed to contact@rightsblog.net
More information can be found at: https://rightsblog.net/

Internship Opportunity with the ICC

The ICC is inviting applications for internships within its Prosecution Division. The internships will last between three and six months and will involve working full time.

The intern’s duties and responsibilities are listed as:

  • To conduct legal research
  • To assist in the drafting of legal filings
  • To participate in evidence analysis
  • To review documents for disclosure
  • To contribute to team meetings.

Candidates must have a law degree or be in the final stages of their legal studies at university. A very good academic record is required.

Practical experience of work relevant to the ICC is desirable, but not required.

Personal skills such as strong teamworking skills; experience of working in multicultural and multilingual environments and strong IT skills are required.

It is essential that candidates have fluency in one of the court’s working languages, those being English and French. A working knowledge of one of the court’s other official languages is desirable, those being Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish.

Further information about this opportunity can be found by following this link: http://bit.ly/2eN2MYa

The closing date for applications in 10th December 2016.

The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society

Date: Thursday 10 November, 6pm-7pm

Venue: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee


Each year a lecture is held in memory of Jean Clark, a solicitor and the last surviving member of the Clark Family who traded as The Saxone Shoe Company. She established and funded her own charity – The Clark Foundation for Legal Education. The Foundation makes grants annually for undergraduates, graduates and lawyers to further their legal education. The grants are awarded purely on the merit of the application or the hardship of the applicant.

In this lecture, Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, will discuss the importance of the legal system in the modern day, some of the challenges faced by lawyers and reflect on his own career, giving his insights into how, through everyday practice, lawyers can uphold democratic values in an ever changing society.

Overspill lecture theatres may be used.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture.

Attendance at this event is free of charge.

St Andrews Society of the State of New York Scholarship Fund

Each year Dundee University is invited to nominate one candidate for an St Andrews Society scholarship for study in the United States. For the academic year 2017-18, the St Andrews Society will offer Scholarships to the total value of $60,000 to enable Scottish graduates to study for a year in the United States. Up to two Scholarships will be offered of not less than $30,000 each.

Preference will be given to candidates who have no previous experience of the United States and for whom a period of study there can be expected to be a life-changing experience.

Selection will be on the basis of an all-round assessment, including personality and academic achievement.

The selection process is administered for the Society by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, who will appoint the Selection Committee and make recommendations to the Society. Dundee University can nominate on candidate.


Candidates must be Scottish by birth or descent, and will be expected to have current knowledge of Scotland and Scottish current affairs, and of the Scottish tradition generally. The Society expects its scholars to be good ambassadors for Scotland. Candidates must also be:

  •       either graduates of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who have completed their first degree course (so as to be qualified to graduate) not earlier than 2016;
  •      or students of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who expect to complete their first degree course (so as to be qualified to graduate) in 2017.

An Honours degree is not essential.

How to apply

To request an application form and further particulars, please email Alison Mackay at c.a.mackay@dundee.ac.uk

Original application required – emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Applications should NOT be submitted to the Saint Andrew’s Society or to the Carnegie Trust.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 1st March 2017.

RA Opportunity at British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Vacancy at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

The Bingham Centre has started a new project entitled ‘Sentencing Criteria in International Criminal Law: Towards Consistency, Certainty and Fairness’ (Sentencing project). The Centre is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant (RA) to be part of the project’s research team with a view to ensuring coherence and continuity of project activities. The RA will work closely with the Principal Investigator (Dr Julinda Beqiraj) to deliver the project outputs.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Julinda Beqiraj (j.beqiraj@binghamcentre.biicl.org).

The deadline for applications is 25 November 2016. Applicants should send the following by email to bcresearchassistantICL@biicl.org

For more information, see:

•    Bingham Centre Research Assistance consultancy on International Criminal Law (Sentencing Project)

UN Internship Opportunity

The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) is currently looking for interns to work in its various divisions and in the Strategic Support Team in the Office of Under-Secretary-General in New York. We are currently recruiting for the Spring intake starting January 2017.

DFS helps plan, mobilize and sustain international peace operations in the world’s most complex environments. This year, we support nearly 170,000 personnel in 36 peacekeeping, political and other international operations with solutions that are rapid, effective, efficient, and responsible. The Strategic Support Team in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General of Field Support provides direct executive and management support to DFS leadership. Our work covers DFS strategy, performance, and analytics; as well as communication, coordination, and external relations.

Internships are available under three broad tracks:  i) Executive and Management Support; ii) Analytics and Business Intelligence, and iii) Communications and Design. More details about these tracks, and on application procedure can be accessed here https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=57940 (Please apply via this link)

This opportunity is available for students enrolled in a graduate program or students who have graduated in the past 12 months. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also eligible to apply. We accept both part-time and full time interns.

While there is no formal deadline for the application, we aim to finalize all selections by the end of November/early December for the January 2017 intake.

Questions about the internship program, can be directed to either Maria Karpenko (karpenkom@un.org) or Shaswat Sapkota (sapkotas@un.org).

2050 Climate Group Summit – Leading for the Future

Registration is now open for the Youth Climate Summit 2016: Leading for the Future.

This summit is for anyone interested in learning about how different sectors are addressing climate change and is a great opportunity for you to learn about the challenges in all our futures and how to be a part of the transition needed to achieve a clean, sustainable and fair future!

Visit the website for more information and to register for your free ticket! www.2050.scot/summit

Guest Lecture: Delivering water justice in Africa: perspectives from the front line

Date: Friday 25 November, 12pm-1pm.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 4, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.

Delivering water justice in Africa: perspectives from the front line

Dr George Lugomela, Deputy Director of Water Resources, Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

Dr Nick Hepworth, Water Witness International

Tanzania provides a powerful case study for the centrality of sustainable water management for economic and social progress.  Economic growth, equitable and peaceful development, the protection of globally important ecosystems will be determined by Tanzania’s ability to effectively implement water policy and law.  This lecture brings together two leading practitioners working on this challenge to share their experiences and insights with colleagues in Scotland.  The session will explore the challenges and opportunities facing government regulators, and how approaches including social accountability by civil society and private sector engagement can help unlock progress.

Dr Lugomela is on a study visit to Scotland, hosted Water Witness International, who have been working in Tanzania on their Fair Water Futures Initiative supported by the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund. He is keen to visit the University as part of his stay here.

For more on WWI see http://waterwitness.org/

After the lecture, there will be a follow-up meeting to explore areas of mutual interest, around water resources management and environmental and water services regulation.

DILS presents: States’ right to regulate in international investment law: New developments.

Dr Ana María Daza-Clark

 Lecturer at University of Edinburgh Law School

27th October 2016 at 5.00 p.m.

Carnegie Lecture Theatre CEPMLP

In this lecture, Dr Daza-Clark will address new developments in the negotiation of international investment agreements such as CETA and TTIP, in relation to host States’ regulatory freedom. The lecture will focus on new and amended investment provisions, restricting the expansive protection of investors and investments.


Dr Daza-Clark teaches WTO Law, International Investment Law, Public International Law and International Commercial Arbitration at Edinburgh Law School. She is the editor of the online newsletter Arbitration Watch and has previously taught at the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee. Her research interests cover International Investment Law and Arbitration, International Law, Water Law and Management, WTO Law and Economic Regulation.