DIGNITY IS LOOKING FOR A LEGAL ADVISOR
Would you like to work in a unique human rights, health and development organization? And are you a lawyer with international experience from the fields of human rights, torture prevention and criminal justice?
Then DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture can offer you an exciting opportunity as Legal Advisor in our Legal Department.
We were founded in 1982 as one of the world's first torture rehabilitation centres. Today, we are a leading player in research-based torture prevention of torture and rehabilitation worldwide.
DIGNITY’s Legal Department has fives international lawyers, two students, and interns. Our engagements span from state dialogue and cooperation with criminal justice institutions, to documentation of torture, preventive monitoring of places of detention, and national and international advocacy together with human rights organization in the global south. In achieving DIGNITY’s aims, we work across professional disciplines and cultures with colleagues in Denmark, our country offices in Jordan and Tunisia, and our partner organizations worldwide.
The Legal Advisor refers to our Legal Director. As Legal Advisor you will:
We offer you:
You have a master’s degree in law, with a specialisation in international human rights law.
You have the following background:
Terms of employment
The position is located in DIGNITY's Legal Department with reference to the Director of the department. Your place of employment will be at Bryggervangen 55, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.
Your working hours are 37 hours per week.
The employment is based on the collective agreement for academics in the state (basic salary step or special consultant level depending on qualifications).
Expected start date is April 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Further information regarding the position can be obtained by contacting our Legal Director, Therese Rytter, on tel. +45 60 10 88 10, or by mail: email@example.com.
Application with CV, diploma and references should be sent via the link and must be received by DIGNITY no later than Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 12 pm. Please note that since it is only possible to upload 2 files in the system, the diploma must be collected in the same document as either the CV or the application.
We expect to hold interviews on February 11, 2021. The interviews will be held online in English.
DIGNITY is a self-governing human rights, health and development organization. DIGNITY is engaged in rehabilitation of torture and trauma survivors, prevention and combating of torture, research in the aforementioned areas as well as national and international advocacy. We are engaged in twenty developing countries worldwide through partnerships with civil society organisations and state institutions. DIGNITY staff are members of the UN Committee against Torture (CAT), the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). You can read more about our organization and work at www.dignity.dk. DIGNITY regards diversity as a strength and therefore encourages everyone qualified to apply for the position regardless of ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.
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