The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1984 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. It is the recipient of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award in 2014, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’.
The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations.
The AHRC works towards the radical rethinking and fundamental redesigning of justice institutions in Asia, in order to address human rights violations, with a focus on rule of law and reform of criminal justice institutions. Over the years, we have trained our focus on police torture and state crime.
The India Desk of the AHRC is seeking 2 remote interns to research and write on issues of human rights violations in India, specifically for urgent appeals. The position is unpaid and will require 8-10 hours per week with a relatively quick turnaround time.
Monitor and keep up-to-date with cases of human rights violations by reading a variety of news publications
Draft urgent appeals and urgent appeal letters in these cases
Develop and maintain a list of local, national and international authorities, and persons to contact, in order to lobby for action to be taken in the urgent appeals raised
Conduct research into the circumstances surrounding the cases
Conduct research into legal provisions, case law, guidelines etc applicable in the case
Follow up and issue updates as necessary
Conduct any other research that may come up from time to time
A good knowledge of and interest in human rights, rule of law,criminal justice and criminal law
Should ideally be a penultimate/final year/postgraduate law student
Excellent research and writing skills in English
Keen insight into what makes criminal justice processes fail
Self-motivated and the ability to work fast and remotely without supervision
Must be motivated, a self-starter and creative thinker
Please apply with your CV and a one-page writing sample in Font: Times New Roman, Size: 11, on a law and human rights issue to firstname.lastname@example.org