The researcher will join the research strand ‘In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes’ within our Research Agenda ‘Rethinking public interests in international and European law’.
In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes
This research strand examines i) the accountability of states - individually and collectively (for instance at the level of the United Nations or the European Union) - in light of public interest standards in the context of counter-terrorism; and ii) the prosecution of individuals for international and transnational crimes in the public interest. Moreover, to ensure both the accountability of the state and the prosecution of individuals, this strand also investigates iii) the role of journalists, the (new) media, human rights NGOs and academics in protecting and promoting public interest standards.
Description of the position:
The position will entail the coordination and implementation of various international criminal law-related projects at the Asser Institute, many of which are related to Ukraine. Examples are the International Crimes Database and the Nexus on Conflict and Crime, the Correspondents’ Reports (databases), our inter-university programmes in Lebanon and Ukraine (educational programmes) and our capacity building activities (including our MATRA-Ukraine project). Work would include strengthening domestic systems through international (human rights) law and assisting domestic authorities, but also criminal justice professionals, CSOs, defence and victims’ counsel, journalists, students and the public at large in pursuing accountability for international crimes, in a manner that is fully in compliance with international law.
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
What we offer:
How to apply:
Candidates who are interested in applying should send their letter of motivation and their CV to email@example.com by 7 August 2023 at 10:00 CEST at the latest indicating ‘Application Researcher International Criminal Law’. Individual interviews will take place in the week of 14 August 2023. The envisaged starting date is 1 October 2023 or soon thereafter. Applications received after the deadline, not including the required two components (letter of motivation and a CV) will not be considered eligible.
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