The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal seated in The Hague, Netherlands. It is the first and only permanent international court with jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. It is distinct from the International Court of Justice, an organ of the United Nations that hears disputes between states.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individual charges with the gravest crimes of concerns to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crime of aggression.
Chambers, comprising three judicial divisions (Appeals Division, Trial Division and Pre-Trial Division), is responsible for judicial proceedings for crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court. read more.
Duties and Responsibilities
As part of the ‘head-noting’ process and under the direct supervision of the CWG Coordinator, the interns will contribute to the head-noting process, which includes the following steps:
Conduct in-depth legal analysis of the Court’s judgments, decisions and orders and identify and extract key legal findings and identify relative levels of jurisprudential importance;
Identify relevant legal keywords for legal findings;
Identify relationships between related judgments, decisions and orders;
Collect, organise, and collate other assorted metadata fields for legal findings;
Participate in meetings and substantive discussions on issues arising in the CLD Project;
Cite-check and edit documents;
Assist in the development of other language versions of the CLD; and
Perform other tasks, as requested by the CWG Coordinator.
Candidates must have a degree in law or a relevant legal qualification of a recognised university, demonstrating very good knowledge in international/national criminal law, comparative law and criminology, public international law, international humanitarian law or human rights. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.
Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers. Practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. Should there be a practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court, it may be considered an asset. However, such working experience should not exceed 3 (three) years.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proven analytical skills;
Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments;
Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively);
Very good oral communication and drafting skills;
Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications) and research skills (including the use of electronic databases).
Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an asset.
It is the Court’s objective to have diversity and gender balance. And in line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of non-represented and under-represented countries at the ICC are encouraged to apply. The list can be found here.
Required Documents for this Application
Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:
A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words in French or English).
Two reference letters (one academic).
Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, subject, results and completion date.
Please note that internship and visiting professional placements at the ICC are unfunded. The ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with any remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred prior, during or after the internship or visiting professional placement.
Interns are required to work full time for a period between (minimum) three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement)
The Hague, Netherlands
Last Date to Apply
24th July, 2022
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