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Fellowship Fellows will engage in research, on-site investigations, and observations of UN conferences and meetings. Must be Law school graduates or the equivalent interested in human rights, public policy, and international affairs a chance to gain experience working directly on human rights issues at an influential international human rights NGO. Must have strong legal backgrounds or experience with research or human rights work are highly encouraged to apply. Internal communication, meetings. Outreach, logistics, networking and administrative work. Observing the General Assembly (September to December), CSW (March) and other relevant UN. meetings and reporting back to the supervisor. Attending the relevant NGO meetings and reporting back to the supervisor. Assisting the organizing of side/parallel events, NGO briefings. Researching and writing on issues within our focus, including: Armed conflict and human rights. Accountability for gross violations of human rights and humanitarian law, international justice. Business and Human Rights.Rights of Children.Human Rights Defenders and Democratic Space. Humanitarian Disarmament. Women’s rights and Violence against women. Conducting investigations of human rights violations in the USA. Translation and other miscellaneous work.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: College graduate with a four year degree or law school graduate. Must be able to commute to office (in Tokyo and New York) and work sites. Proficiency in English (a minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL iBT exam or an equivalent level as indicated by another test or means if available). Also please notify us of any Japanese language proficiency and provide a demonstration if available, such as passing a Japanese Language Proficiency Test or similar. Basic understanding of law and international human rights law and the UN system. Excellent writing and research skills. Ability stay in the country for the period of work (and in the US case, ability to work).
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