The European Court of Human Rights

TN-EI/05

DESCRIPTION OF THE STEP TRAINEESHIP PROVIDER

The European Court of Human Rights is an international court set up in 1959. It rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. Since 1998 it has sat as a full-time court and individuals can apply to it directly. In almost fifty years the Court has delivered more than 10,000 judgments. These are binding on the countries concerned and have led governments to alter their legislation and administrative practice in a wide range of areas. The Court’s case-law makes the Convention a powerful living instrument for meeting new challenges and consolidating the rule of law and democracy in Europe. The Court is based in Strasbourg, in the Human Rights Building designed by the British architect Lord Richard Rogers in 1994 – a building whose image is known worldwide. From here, the Court monitors respect for the human rights of 800 million Europeans in the 47 Council of Europe member States that have ratified the Convention.

TYPE OF THE STEP TRAINEESHIP PROVIDER

Court

TRAINEESHIP TASKS

- Research work;
- Preparation of draft reports and studies for meetings of experts;
- Drafting of meeting reports;
- Assistance with work in hand;
- Committee organisation;
- Updating websites.

ORGANISING ELSA GROUP

ELSA International

PLACE OF THE TRAINEESHIP

Strasbourg, France

EARLIEST START DATE

04/03/2019

LATEST END DATE

31/07/2019

MIN DURATION

2 month/s

MAX DURATION

5 month/s

REMUNERATION

unpaid

REQUIRED STUDY LEVEL

graduate - bachelor

LEGAL SKILLS REQUIRED

Human Rights - General

LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIRED

English - Fluent
OR
French - Fluent

NUMBER OF TRAINEES

1

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ECHR provide a comprehensive induction programme for trainees which enables them to find out about the structures, the activities and the international co-operation procedures followed by the Council of Europe, including the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Trainees may attend conferences held within the Organisation, sittings of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and meetings that may take place during their stay in Strasbourg.

Please state in the application for which dates you are applying for.

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