Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Upcoming International Human Rights Programs and Events

United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery Call for Online Applications! 
The Secretariat of the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery launched in 2013 an online system to allow organizations to submit applications for funding and reports on the use of grants in a more user-friendly and paperless fashion. The registration and application for requests for funding for 2015 will be opened from 15 January to 1 March 2014. Late applications will NOT be considered.

RightsCon 2014 - Where Advanced Technological Solutions Are Applied to Global Human Rights Challenges - This March 3-5 at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, Access is bringing the RightsCon summit back to Silicon Valley, where human rights experts, investors, corporate leaders, engineers, activists, and government representatives from around the world work to advance solutions to human rights challenges by concentrating on the possibilities within the technology sector. The conference will kick off on Monday March 3rd with interactive programming and a fascinating array of satellite events. Tuesday and Wednesday will see the conference enter full swing. Plan for attendance for all three days.

Learn more or register for the conference here.

Urban Justice Center's Human Rights Project Is Accepting Application for 9th Annual Human Rights Institute - The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center (HRP) is currently accepting applications for their ninth annual Human Rights Institute, which will be held from April 2- 4, 2014 in New York City.

The Institute is a three-day professional development conference that brings select human rights advocates and policymakers from across the country to network, share ideas, and collaborate with others who are working to advance domestic human rights. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the international human rights framework, apply it to their local organizing efforts and become contributors to the growing domestic human rights movement. HRP is delighted to offer this event in partnership with the U.S. Human Rights Network.

Additional information and application materials are available here. Please note that the application process is open until February 7th. A limited number of scholarships are available for those eligible for financial assistance, those applications should be submitted by February 1st.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact cprice@urbanjustice.org.

The Constitutional Court of South Africa Is Accepting Applications For Foreign Law Clerks - The Justices of the Constitutional Court of South Africa are pleased to invite applications from outstanding recent law graduates and young lawyers interested in serving as foreign law clerks. Candidates may be appointed to start as soon as 1 July 2014.

Applications for foreign clerks are accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the Court’s work, indicating the time frame for which he or she would like to be considered; (2) a full curriculum vitae; (3) copies of all post-secondary academic records (unofficial transcripts are permitted); (4) a legal writing sample of approximately 10-25 pages; and (5) a list of three referees (at least one academic and one professional). Reference letters are preferred.

Applications should be submitted to Mr Mosala Sello in the Chambers of Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, who will respond with an email acknowledging receipt of each application:

Constitutional Court of South Africa
Attn: Mr Mosala Sello
Private Bag X1
Email: Mr Mosala - Sellosello@concourt.org.za

Further details on the programme may be found on the Constitutional Court website: www.constitutional court.org.za. Applicants requiring additional information, or wishing to confirm receipt of their application, may also contact Mr Sello via email (sello@concourt.org.za) or telephone (+27 11 359 7427).

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2014: "Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law" - The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).

The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members (including P. Alston, A. Føllesdal, G. Ulfstein and J. Waldron) and peers. At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 7-16 July 2014. The theme of this year’s academy is ‘Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law’. Online applications are accepted until 4 May 2014. The Academy offers an "early bird" registration with a reduced participation fee until 15 March 2014.

Human Rights European Inter-University,
Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) 
Human Rights Village
Knut Traisbach | Programme Responsible | Venice Academy of
Monastero di San Nicolò | Riviera San Nicolò 26 | 30126 Venezia - Lido | Italy

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