|Kurdish Human Rights Project opens applications for 2007 Senior Fellowship|
As part of its International Fellowship Programme, Kurdish Human
Rights Project is opening applications for its 2007 Senior Fellowship.
The fellowship is designated for exceptional advocates from Turkey,
Iraq, Iran, Syria, or countries of the former Soviet Union with a
significant Kurdish population, who have shown interest in working with
international human rights mechanisms. Bringing the advocate to work in
KHRP's London Headquarters for 4-6 months, the Programme facilitates an
exchange of legal and professional expertise while promoting cultural
understanding between advocates within the regions and internationally.
The fellowship reflects KHRP's deep commitment to fostering
sustainability and enhancing the development of a genuine civil
society, empowering local advocates to bring about lasting change in
the human rights climate across the Kurdish Regions.
The successful applicant will be a qualified lawyer and
member of a Bar Association with a minimum 5 years of substantial
professional experience as an advocate/ defender of human rights in the
Regions. In addition a Senior Fellow should display a commitment to the
principle of Universal Human Rights as set out in the UN Declaration on
Human Rights and the promotion and protection of the human rights of
all persons in the Kurdish regions, irrespective of race, religion,
sex, political persuasion, sexual orientation or other belief or
opinion. Successful candidates work with KHRP's extensive Legal Team on
live cases to the European Court of Human Rights and complaints to UN
and other international human rights mechanisms.