Intern - Victims & Witnesses Section, Registry (19358), The Hague

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

Job Description

Organisational Context

In accordance with article 43, paragraph 6, of the Rome Statute, the Victims and Witnesses Section (VWS) shall provide protective measures and security arrangements, counseling and other appropriate assistance for witnesses and victims who appear before the Court and to others who are at risk on account of testimony given by such witnesses. The Section, placed within the Registry, may advise the Prosecutor and the Court on appropriate protective measures, security arrangements, counseling and assistance as referred to in article 43, paragraph 6.

The Section is responsible for ensuring that the witnesses appear in the court appropriately protected and supported and as scheduled by the Chambers. Furthermore, the Section is responsible for the management of the ICC Protection Programme and may cooperate with States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in providing any of the protection and support measures stipulated by the Statute.


 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the VWS Teams in the planning, administration and monitoring of its trial related operations and programmes in HQ and field offices;
  • Support the day-to-day operational case management conducted by the VWS Teams;
  • Assist with open source research on situation countries and on topics of relevance to the VWS;
  • Assist in drafting minutes, reports and planning documents, cross checking data and preparing presentations on assigned topics;
  • Conduct general administration tasks in support of operations;
  • Any other task as entrusted by the Team Leader.
  • NB: Due to confidentiality and security reasons, during the internship, the intern will not travel to the field to conduct operations. The internship will take place entirely in the HQ and aims at supporting the Teams in its tasks.


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