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Legal Researcher (volunteer)

15–20 hrs/wk
Laan Van Meerdervoort 70, 2517 AN The Hague, Netherlands
Legal work
Community & familyRefugees & minoritiesSocial justice & inequality
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Summary

Legal researchers assist the Foundation with researching, drafting, analyzing and editing legal texts, statutes, articles and reports related to Sexual Violence

Detailed description

General information and volunteer details:

Duration:

6 months (with extension possibilities)

Commitment:

Part Time (20h/week - flexible)

Language:

English (knowledge of Dutch will be considered an advantage)


Foundation Overview:

The Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights (CAJPHR) is a Foundation which promotes the development and addresses matters pertaining justice, peace and human rights. Through training, awareness campaigns and events, people in Africa and around the world are provided with the necessary support and capacity to protect victims of human rights abuses and to promote peace, justice and human rights in their communities. The Foundation is located in The Hague and seeks to develop various events and activities which will be taking place in the Netherlands and abroad.


Position Overview:

The Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights (CAJPHR) is currently recruiting a Legal Researcher to commence a part-time volunteering position for a period of six months, with the possibility of extensions.


This position requires:

Substantial legal research and analysis related to the scope of work of our Sexual Violence Team.

Legal researchers assist the Foundation with researching, drafting, analyzing and editing legal texts, statutes, articles and reports related to Sexual Violence in Africa. The position also supports the team in writing quotes and elaborating the team’s magazine.


Our volunteers are expected to contribute with the general work of the Foundation in developing policies, managing funding proposals, writing legal papers, analyzing cases and creating awareness about the work developed.


Among the responsibilities, members of the CAJPHR should be active in sharing our work, and participate in meetings and events.


Key responsibilities:

● Research, draft, analyze and edit of legal texts, statutes, articles and reports related to sexual violence perpetrated against the male gender in African countries

● Support the work of the Foundation in developing a database and organizing conferences

● Maintain relationship with stakeholders and communicate with Funding Partners for the Sexual Violence team’s projects.

● Develop policy proposals and other communications materials (e.g. newsletters, opinion-editorials and blog posts, case analysis and policy briefings)

● Draft reports and minutes Required skills and competencies:

● Hold a degree in Law, International Criminal law, or Human Rights. ● Be comfortable with analyzing and synthesizing complex legal information on Sexual Violence in Africa.

● Ability to work well independently and meet deadlines

● Ability to prioritize tasks and work calmly under pressure

● Capacity to work with various online platforms (Google Platforms, Microsoft Office, and others)

● Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate activities ● Excellent oral and written communication skills

● Be fluent in English. Dutch will be considered an advantage


How to apply:

Interested candidates can submit the CV and a Cover Letter explaining their interest and related previous experience to: [email protected]


Applications will be accepted and treated on a rolling basis; Applicants are therefore, advised to apply at their earliest convenience.

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.


Information about the Sexual Violence team:

Sexual Violence against the Male Gender (SVMG) was the first established team of CAJPHR. We believe in the establishment of just, peaceful and inclusive societies. The project squarely falls under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16 which clearly states that “people everywhere need to be free of fear from all forms of violence and feel safe as they go about their lives whatever their ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation”. Furthermore, the Sexual Violence Team also propagates, in its objectives, the establishment of multi stakeholder’s partnership in line with SDG 17. Goal 17 that calls for a “global partnership for sustainable development” includes as multi-tasked holders the national governments, civil society, scientists, academia and the private sector — to strive together to achieve the sustainable development goals. The Sexual Violence Team indirectly supports SDG 5 that seeks to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. A safe society for men will mean a safer society for women, too, which will, in turn, result in greater equality between men and women.

Getting there

About Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights

How best can people know their rights or claim same except through awareness, education and training. How best can people learn to maintain peace? How best can justice be promoted and applied? To an extent the answers to these questions revolve around information, education, campaign, capacity building, training and awareness. At Centre for African Justice, our objective is to promote justice, peace and human rights through information, education, advocacy, awareness, empowerment, training, outreach and capacity building in Africa and around the world. The objective of our project on sexual violence perpetrated against the male gender is to push for improved recognition and legal protection of male victims of sexual violence in Africa and around the world. We hope to create a community of male victims of sexual violence with the aim of empowering them (physically, economically, academically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically). We believe that in the near future, such victims can serve as tools to break the silence surrounding sexual violence perpetrated against men and boys in the world.

Core activity
1) Prosecuting sexual violence perpetrated against the male gender (In conflict - and peace situations)
2) Legal research with possibility of field work
3) Capacity building of prosecutors, lawyers and judges in Africa
4) Women empowerment
5) Promotion of peace
6) Education
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