Intern - Legal Office (19298), The Hague

  • ICC - International Criminal Court 
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Mar 12, 2020
Intern ICC - International Criminal Court

Job Description

Organisational Context

The RLO supports the Registrar in the legal aspects of the functions he performs under the Rome Statute, Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Regulations of the Court, Regulations of the Registry, Financial Regulations and Rules, Staff Regulations and Rules and other legal instruments governing the ICC.

The RLO's advisory role covers both the ICC's judicial functioning where the Registry is involved - such as in matters related to witnesses, detention of the accused, victim participation, and legal aid - and legal matters affecting the ICC as an international organisation - such as privileges and immunities, relations with States and other international organisations, and all aspects of its administration. In performing this dual role, the RLO is responsible for ensuring the quality, uniformity and consistency of legal positions across the various Registry divisions, units and sections; coordinating an internal legal network comprised of all the lawyers across the Registry; and providing legal advice to its clients. The RLO also advises the Registrar in staff litigation, including before the International Labour Organization's Administrative Tribunal.

The RLO provides a broad range of legal services including drafting, negotiating, advising and litigating. It combines a commitment to legal excellence with a result-oriented and policy-friendly approach in delivering legal services. Because of the diversity of matters on which it advises, it operates as a dynamic and multifaceted international law practice in anticipation of and in response to client requirements.

The RLO is headed by the Legal Counsel.


Duties and Responsibilities

Within this framework, and under the direct supervision of the Legal Counsel, Deputy Legal Counsel or other designated staff members of the RLO, the intern will perform the following duties: 

  • Conduct extensive legal research and analysis;
  • Contribute to the preparation and drafting of (complex) legal documents including legal submissions, correspondence, memoranda, opinions and briefs;
  • Contributes to providing advice to client sections and assit in providing advice to the Registrar and other senior officials of the Court;
  • Assist in negotiating agreements with a variety of parties within the Court;
  • Prepare summaries and updates of legal and factual issues;
  • Monitor judicial proceedings, provide advice on decisions and prepare summaries and digests for various purposes of the Registry;
  • Provide support in developing the operational framework for delivery of legal services including establishing and managing work flows, work processes, SOPs, systems and databases and central repositories of legal opinions and research, agreements, contracts and MoUs;
  • perform other or additional duties as assigned.


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