Are you a young law graduate who wants to gain experience in an international Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? Do you want to help the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect for the human rights of 820 million Europeans? Are you interested in dealing with applications alleging violations of the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights? If so, this job offer may be the right opportunity for you. The Assistant Lawyers’ Scheme opens the doors of the European Court of Human Rights to the incumbent, legal professional at the start of his/ her career, giving him/ her an opportunity to gain experience working within this European institution. He/ she will benefit from regular working contact with experienced case lawyers, senior managers and the judges themselves. While dealing with individual applications originating from his/ her own legal system and assisting senior colleagues in handling more complex applications, he/ she benefit from the Registry’s in-house training programme and deepen his/ her knowledge of the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention case-law.
As an Assistant Lawyer, he/ she will assist more senior members of staff in the preparation of correspondence with applicants and draft decisions in standard form cases; he/ she will:
- Examine and deal with applications in prima facie inadmissible cases and in cases which can be dealt with in a standard manner;
- Draft decisions, minutes, reports, notes and other documents;
- Advise applicants, in correspondence or, if necessary, in interviews, on the conditions of admissibility of applications;
- Attend the Court’s sessions and present applications;
- Assist one or more experienced case-lawyers, where necessary, in the preparation of Chamber cases for examination by the Court.
- Higher education degree in Law obtained in Armenia of a standard permitting access, either on the basis of qualifications or after passing a competitive examination, to the judicial administration or legal professions in Armenia;
- At least 6 months’ professional experience acquired in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) in Armenia or in international Organisations;
- Very good knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe (English, French) and the ability to draft legal texts therein clearly and precisely; excellent knowledge of Armenian language (mother tongue level);
- Citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe;
- Under 35 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.
- Professional and technical expertise: thorough knowledge of the Armenian legal system and ability to handle cases arising in other jurisdictions; knowledge of constitutional and of international law;
- Drafting skills;
- Concern for quality;
- Planning and work organisation skills;
- Analysis and problem-solving skills;
- Learning and development skills;
- Teamwork and cooperation skills;
These would be an asset:
- Results orientation;
- Communication skills;
- Decision-making skills;
For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.coe-recruitment.com/JobDetails.aspx?vacancyID=1809&Lang=En
. If your profile matches the Company's needs, but you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of 4 years.
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If successful, the incumbent may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract at grade B3. In Strasbourg, he/ she will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3 658 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on his/ her personal situation and he/ she will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. He/ she will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking).
The Junior Professional Programme, carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), is a specific recruitment scheme suitable for young graduates at the start of their career. Staff recruited under this scheme get a once-only opportunity of employment for a total maximum duration of four years and are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on the Company's recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer.
With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. Everyone in the Council of Europe strives towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and its three core values - professionalism, integrity and respect - guide the way we work. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the member States. See the Court’s website for information about its activities.