DIGNITY IS LOOKING FOR TWO LEGAL ADVISORS TO CONTRIBUTE TO FIGHTING TORTURE GLOBALLY
Would you like to work in a unique international human rights, health and development organization? And are you a talented and passionate lawyer with experience from the fields of human rights advocacy as well as prevention, documentation and investigation of torture, and finally in achieving justice and redress?
DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture offers two positions as Legal Advisor, one permanent and the other temporary (3 years with possibility for extension), in the 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, documentation and rehabilitation worldwide.
DIGNITY’s Legal Department has six international lawyers, two law students, and interns. Our engagements span from documentation and investigation of torture, pursuing justice and redress, preventive monitoring of places of detention, and national and international advocacy in partnership with human rights organization in the global south, to legal reform and cooperation with criminal justice institutions. 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.
Both legal advisors will:
Legal Advisor (permanent)
Legal Advisor (3 years)
The Legal Advisors refers to our Legal Director.
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.
Your working hours are 37 hours per week.
The employment is based on the collective agreement for academics in the state (basic salary step level).
Expected start date 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Further information regarding the positions can be obtained by contacting our Legal Director, Therese Rytter, on tel. +45 60 10 88 10, or by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application with CV, diploma and references should be sent via the link and must be received by DIGNITY no later than 8 August 2021. 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 August 18 and 20 2021. The interviews will be held online (Teams) in English. We also expect to hold a second interview round comprising a small task to be prepared prior to the interview. This round will take place on August 26.
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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