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Senior Legal Advisor

Company name

Human Rights Watch

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Nov 26,2019

Posted on

Aug 13,2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Legal Advisor
Application Deadline: September 19, 2019
Responsibilities: Provide advice on law and policy to regional and thematic divisions primarily on the United States and the Americas. Review and provide substantive input on reports, media releases, dispatches, commentary, videos and other interventions. Help to develop the international legal dimension of research and advocacy strategies. Represent at expert meetings and conferences on international legal issues. Develop and apply the organization’s policies. Carry out other tasks as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A degree in law is required. Should have 8+ years in positions utilizing international human rights law. Knowledge of civil law legal systems, international humanitarian law, and refugee law is an asset. Human rights field research or advocacy experience is also an asset. Should have a demonstrated commitment to the promotion of human rights. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. Proficiency in Spanish or other languages is a plus. Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within firm and outside the organization.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th floor
New York City, NY 10018-3299

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