Defence Counsel require the services of legal support staff to assist in the preparation of the case. Legal support staff comes in the form of investigators and legal assistants.
Legal assistants usually have an advanced university degree in law with specialisation in international public law, international humanitarian law or criminal law, in addition to one to three years professional experience relevant to the post at the national or international level. Legal assistants have the ability to assist in preparation of evidence and witnesses, to work independently on complex legal issues and to assist in the management of the case. They conduct research on complex legal issues and the jurisprudence in international (criminal) law.
Legal assistants must also have strong teamwork skills and the ability to draft clearly in English. He or she must have full proficiency in the use of computers and the ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases.
It is preferable that the legal assistants have an understanding of the conflict in the Yugoslavia. Knowledge of B/C/S would be a strong asset.
There are currently no vacancies.
Defence team investigators perform tasks as instructed by Counsel. The work consists of gathering and analysing evidence, intelligence reports, and information on witnesses, including the interviewing of witnesses and taking witness statements. They work in close cooperation with other team members and while being stationed in the Former Yugoslavia.
Investigators generally have a university degree in law, criminology, police sciences or social sciences or have relevant experience in investigative work in a police or military environment or have otherwise related experience. Any international experience would be considered as an additional asset.
Investigators should have excellent analytical skills and good communication skills. They should be able to work independently under stressful conditions and be able to analyse evidence and witnesses on the basis of the applicable law. He or she must have full proficiency in the use of computers and the ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases.
It is preferable that the investigators have an understanding of the conflict in the Yugoslavia. Fluency in English is a strict requirement, fluency or knowledge of B/C/S would be highly recommendable.
There are currently no vacancies
Defence teams are currently seeking highly qualified candidates for internships.
Internships last between 3 and 6 months. From past experience, 3 months has been found suitable as a minimum period for interns to maximize their learning experience and to be able to contribute substantially to the work of the Team. Although there is no limit to the length of the internship, a 6 month period is a generally accepted period.
For further information and to apply visit the Internship Programme page.