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Call for Applications: Legal Intern – The Netherlands

Published on Thu Jun 17 2021

We are presently seeking a legal intern for our Netherlands project work. The position will be based at the ELSC office in Amsterdam.

As a legal intern, you will work to develop legal memos, strategy, conduct research and assist clients on their rights as well as monitor developments of attacks against advocates for Palestinian rights in The Netherlands. The work is conducted in partnership with human rights lawyers and NGOs of different European countries.

As part of our Netherlands strategy to monitor, defend and empower Palestinian rights advocates, in this role, you will: a) assist the Advocacy and Communication Officer with research to monitor the repression of Palestinian rights advocates in the Netherlands; b) provide legal advice to ELSC clients on their rights under national (Dutch) and regional human rights law; c) develop strategies and guides to defend those affected by these restrictive policies d) analyse relevant legislation and jurisprudence under Dutch and EU law regarding cases of limits to freedom of expression and human rights advocacy.

Applications should be sent to by no later than 18:00 CET on 30 June, including a CV, cover letter and short writing sample (max 1000 words) on a topic related to the work of the ELSC.

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