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  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague | nl
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-31

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Visiting Professional - Prosecution Division

The Hague (Netherlands) | nl

18843 | Office of the Prosecutor

Organisational Unit: Prosecution Division, Office of the Prosecutor 
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: From April 2020 for 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 31/10/2019

Required Documents for This Application

Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:

  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).
  • Two reference letters (one academic).
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
  • A description of a long-term project you would like to work on throughout your period at the OTP, which is of interest to you and which would assist the Prosecution Division’s work (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written). In the past, visiting professionals have contributed by undertaking in-depth legal research, enhancing the Prosecution Division’s professional training capacities, or assisting evidence analysis processes.

Contract Duration

Visiting Professionals are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Visiting Professional placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

The Office of the Prosecutor investigates and prosecutes genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by nationals of a State Party or on the territory of a State Party on or after 1 July 2002, the date of entry into force of the Rome Statute.

The Prosecution Division (PD) comprises the Prosecution and Appeals Sections. The Division is central to the core mandate of the Court; namely, the conduct of fair, effective and expeditious investigations and criminal proceedings in accordance with the Rome Statute. It is responsible for giving legal guidance to investigators and litigating cases before the Chambers of all three judicial divisions, preparing written submissions and  other  filings  to  the  Chambers  and  participating in  investigative  and  case-preparation activities  in  the  Joint  Teams.  Senior  Trial  Lawyers  from  the  Prosecution Section also lead the integrated teams and provide overall  guidance  on  the  investigation of  cases,  as  well  as  leading  trial  teams  before Chambers of the Court. The Appeals Section, led by the Senior Appeals Counsel, litigates all interlocutory and final appeals before the Appeals Chamber, prepares all applications for leave to appeal and responses to such applications filed by the defence and other parties before the Trial Chambers, drafts key trial filings, in particular those involving significant and novel international criminal law and procedural law issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake a project that is relevant to the work of the Office of the Prosecutor;
  • Conduct legal research
  • Assist in the drafting of legal filings
  • Participate in evidence analysis and review of documents for disclosure
  • Contribute to discussions at team meetings

Required Qualifications

Education:

All Candidates must have a law degree at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

Experience:

Visiting Professional placements focus on candidates who have extensive experience in their professional careers in relevant fields of work. Applicants for placements in the Prosecution Division would be required to have a specialisation in a relevant legal discipline, for example, international criminal law, public international law, international humanitarian law, human rights, comparative law, or legal expertise on sexual and gender based crimes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications). Knowledge of Casemap, TRIM, and Ringtail is an asset.

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Remuneration

Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship or Visiting Professional placement. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the placement for which they have been selected.

If a State Party to the Rome Statute provides a donation to the Internship Programmes Fund, it may be possible to offer a limited number of interns a stipend for cost of living and travel. If funding is available, the Human Resources Section will conduct an assessment of the candidate determining eligibility for funding in accordance with the Court’s Policy on Internships and Visiting Professionals and relevant funding conditions. In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statute and appear on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions.

Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.

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