The Council of Europe is an international organisation in Strasbourg
which comprises 47 countries of Europe. It was set up to promote
democracy and protect human rights and the rule of law in Europe.
The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights promotes the rule
of law and defends human rights. It is also responsible for a variety of
activities that make it the de facto legal adviser of the Parliamentary
Assembly of Council of Europe's (PACE).
The Committee comprises 87 members and their alternates. It deals with
a wide range of legal and human rights topics, appointing parliamentary
rapporteurs mandated to prepare reports based on in situ research,
hearings and exchanges of views with experts. This work culminates in
resolutions and recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly
(PACE) addressed to member states and other Council of Europe
For further information regarding the Committee please visit the
The tasks and responsibilities of the STEP Trainee include inter alia:
- Conducting legal research;
- Report writing on legislation in the member countries
Human Rights Law - General
English - Fluent
French - Good
Please state in your application clearly what are your availabilities for
this STEP Traineeship.