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Job Opportunities at the office of UN High Comissioner for Human Rights

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Please note that the following vacancies for OHCHR positions have been posted on the UN Galaxy Website www.jobs.un.org

P-5 Level :

09-HRI-OHCHR-422035-R-Mexico City; Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Head of Office in Mexico, P-5; Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch, Americas Section; Deadline for application: 5 January 2010

09-HRI-OHCHR-422528-R-Geneva; Senior Human Rights Officer, P-5; Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Unit; Deadline for application: 5 January 2010

P-3 Level :

09-HRI-OHCHR-422675-R-Panama City; Human Rights Officer, P-3; Regional Office for Central America based in Panama; Deadline for application: 5 January 2010

Lecturer in Human Rights/International Law

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

The School of Law and the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster (Magee) are seeking a lecturer in human rights/international law for a fixed term post until July 2012.

Further information on this post is available here. Closing date for applications is Friday, October 30 2009.

Job Opportunity: Ordinary Judge of the Supreme Court

October 19, 2009 2 comments
Mr. Justice Clarke

The Irish Times reports today that the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board has advertised for applicants for the position of Supreme Court judge. Readers who feel like they might be in with a shot can find the advertisement here. The position is vacant as a result of the nomination of Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns as President of the High Court to replace Mr Justice Richard Johnson, who is retiring. Foreign readers may be disappointed to read that we do not go in for confirmation hearings in Ireland.  The appointments process, which aims for a degree of independence from party politics, is detailed here.

Among those qualified for appointment to the Supreme Court are judges of the High Court and of the Circuit Court of no fewer than two years standing, judges of various European and international courts on which Irish judges sit, and barristers or solicitors of not fewer than 12 years standing. The Irish Times reports that the leading contenders for appointment   to the Supreme Court on this occasion are High Court judges  Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill (top left) and Mr Justice Frank Clarke (bottom left). They share the distinction of having chaired the Lisbon Referendum Commissions; O’Neill for Lisbon 1 and Clarke for Lisbon 2. Both were tipped earlier this month for the position of President of the High Court, which has gone to Mr. Justice Kearns. The Irish Times then speculated that Mr. Justice Clarke might be due a reward for his effective chairmanship of the Commission. The Irish Independent’s favourites are the former Attorney General Rory Brady SC (above right) and Donal O’Donnell SC.

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Job Opportunity: Human Rights Executive, Law Society of Ireland

October 1, 2009 Leave a comment

The Law Society of Ireland welcomes applications for the post of Human Rights Executive. The role will require the appointee to organise, manage and undertake the day-to-day activities of the Human Rights Committee and Legal Aid Task Force, to contribute to the Law Society Gazette, to undertake research and develop policies, to organise and develop human rights education initiatives for the legal profession, to project-manage large research projects in the areas of human rights and legal aid and to design, organise and run events relating to human rights. Details of the job specification, requirements and how to apply follow after the jump. Read more…

Vacancy at the Irish Refugee Council

August 31, 2009 Leave a comment

TheIRC Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is currently recruiting for the post of Chief Executive.

Further information is available from the IRC website and closing date for applications is September 03 2009.