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The Chambers Legal Support Section (“Chambers”) of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) invites applications for several legal internships starting 01 September 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands.
The Mechanism was established in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”), after the completion of their respective mandates. These functions include: (i) tracking and prosecution of remaining fugitives; (ii) conducting appeal proceedings; (iii) conducting review proceedings; (iv) conducting retrials; (v) conducting investigations, trials, and appeals in cases of contempt of court and false testimony; (vi) monitoring cases referred to national jurisdictions; (vii) protecting victims and witnesses; (viii) supervising the enforcement of sentences; (ix) providing assistance to national jurisdictions; and (x) ensuring the preservation and management of Mechanism, ICTR, and ICTY archives.
In Chambers, interns have the opportunity to support the judicial work of the Single Judges and the Trial and Appeals Chambers. Chambers interns may engage in legal research in international criminal law and procedure, provide support on legal and factual issues at all stages of proceedings, and assist in the drafting of judicial documents. Interns may also perform routine tasks such as compiling and collating materials, and other duties as required.
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