Human Rights Legal Fellowship, 2022, UK

Publish Date: May 29, 2022

Deadline: Sep 01, 2022

REDRESS is an international human rights organisation based in London that represents victims of torture in obtaining justice and reparations. They bring legal cases to a range of international courts and tribunals on behalf of individual survivors and advocate for better laws to provide effective reparations.
Their cases respond to torture as an individual crime in domestic and international law, as a civil wrong with individual responsibility, and as a human rights violation with state responsibility.

About the Human Rights Fellowship
Legal Fellows at REDRESS are exposed to all aspects of working at a human rights organisation. The work typically includes:

  • Undertaking legal research at the national, regional and international levels;
  • Drafting submissions before regional or international courts and UN mechanisms;
  • Developing policy positions;
  • Assisting with casework, including attending meetings with clients or their families;
  • Networking and attending meetings with high-level stakeholders;
  • Developing advocacy strategies;
  • Organising events;
  • Assisting with fundraising and communications work; and
  • Administrative tasks as required.

As REDRESS is a relatively small organisation, fellows take an active role in all aspects of their work and have the opportunity to get fully involved in their projects.

The following are essential:

  • A qualification in law (this can be an LL.B, LL.M or J.D).
  • A strong background in human rights
  • Strong research skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong drafting skills in English.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • An ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • A demonstrable commitment to the rights of victims of human rights abuses.

The following are desirable

  • A relevant postgraduate degree.
  • Knowledge of the functioning of international human rights treaty bodies and UN mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of the functioning of regional mechanisms including the Inter-American system or the African system.
  • Knowledge of the functioning of the ICC.
  • Basic knowledge of international criminal law.
  • Previous experience working on torture issues.
  • Good knowledge of languages other than English, in particular Arabic, French, Spanish or Dutch.

Fellowships are typically full-time and last a maximum of one year and a minimum of three months.

Application Process
If you would like to be considered please send an email to The email should:

  • include “Legal Fellowship application” in the subject heading;
  • indicate your available start date and proposed length of the Fellowship;
  • indicate your preference for working remotely or from a REDRESS office;
  • specify if you have a preference for a particular office (London or The Hague);
  • specify your location and time zone if you are working from home;
  • specify what source of funding you have;
  • attach:
  • your CV;
  • a brief covering letter highlighting your key skills

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