|** New Employment Opportunities at KHRP **|
The Kurdish Human Rights Project is pleased to announce new vacancies for a Legal Officer/Legal Director (MATERNITY COVER - 12 month contract beginning 15 October) and Legal Associate (1 year contract, with possibility of renewal).
Each of these roles offers a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the work of KHRP in making full use of international mechanisms to protect the human rights of people living in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and elsewhere. KHRP is a registered charity founded in London in 1992, which works with a number of partner organisations in the regions. KHRP pioneered the practice of bringing individual petitions before the European Court of Human Rights and functions as a catalyst for justice through its analysis, advocacy and action.
The responsibilities of the successful candidate for the Legal Officer/Legal Director position will include conducting European Convention cases, coordinating the work of the KHRP legal team and partners in the region, attending European Court hearings in Strasbourg and making recommendations on KHRP legal strategy. The role will also involve making full use of other international human rights mechanisms, including the ILO, OSCE, UN, European Social Charter and ECJ. Other responsibilities will include participating in the planning of trial observations and fact-finding missions, as well as taking the lead in preparing training programmes in the region.
The successful candidate for the Legal Associate position will also will work under the Legal Officer/Legal Director in the running of KHRP’s litigation and advocacy programme.
Full job descriptions, person specifications and an application form are available in our website’s Employment Section.