EHRAC Lawyer (International Advocacy)

The role:

The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) is looking for a new part time lawyer working 28.4 hours (4 days per week), to focus on international advocacy. The EHRAC Lawyer will be responsible for the implementation of EHRAC's new project on Security Force Abuses in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. The aim of the project is to build the capacity of human rights lawyers in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia to seek justice and advocate for the resolution of enforced disappearances (EDs) and other abuses by Russian, Ukrainian and Georgian security forces.

Working closely with local partners, CSOs and international experts, EHRAC will carry out advocacy activities before international human rights fora; deliver a training and mentoring programme to lawyers; and develop and draft substantial resources to ensure they can effectively seek redress, challenge impunity and advocate for change in relation to human rights violations by security forces. Although this is not primarily a litigation role, the post-holder will be required to assist or lead on some case litigation/and mentoring as required under the supervision of other members of the legal team.

The post holder will be responsible for developing and drafting the project resource on enforced disappearances; drafting international submissions and providing legal support, including advice and drafting, to partners on cases concerning security force abuses and enforced disappearances in the region. The role requires excellent organisational skills and the ideal post holder will bring some background in enforced disappearances to the project team as well as litigation, advocacy, writing and research skills.

Please note that appointment to the post will be contingent on EHRAC receiving confirmation of project funding.