Are you a lawyer 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.
- Manage a certain number of case-files in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights and the Court’s procedures;
- Examine and deal with applications lodged with the Court in accordance with the general time-limits, internal guidelines and specific country-management meetings instructions;
- Maintain correspondence with the applicants and, where appropriate, with Governments and third parties;
- Advise applicants in correspondence or, if necessary, in interviews, on the conditions of admissibility of applications to the Court;
- Prepare case-files for the examination by the Judge-rapporteur and for submission to the Court;
- Ensure legal analysis;
- Attend the Court's sessions and present cases;
- Draft judgments, decisions, minutes, reports, notes and other documents;
- Undertake studies and research relating to the case-law of the ECHR and national law;
- Analyse and distribute information concerning the Court’s case-law;
- Advise and report to the Senior Legal Adviser: report on the results achieved, on further requirements, risks and opportunities of developments or events;
- Communicate in matters concerning the case-files:
a) Ensure that all those concerned are informed appropriately;
b) Maintain contacts with counterparts;
c) Promote the values of the Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe internally and externally.
- Higher education degree in Law obtained in Armenia, 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 2 years of professional experience acquired in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) in Armenia or in international organisations;
- Excellent knowledge of Armenian language (mother tongue level); very good knowledge of one of the official languages of the Council of Europe (English or French) and knowledge of the other;
- Ability to draft legal texts clearly and precisely in English or French language;
- Citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe;
- Be under 65 years of age at the closing date of this vacancy notice.
- Professional and technical expertise: knowledge of the legal system in Armenia, and ability to handle cases arising in other jurisdictions;
- Knowledge of constitutional and international law;
- Drafting skills;
- Analysis and problem solving skills;
- Concern for quality;
- Planning and work organisation skills;
- Teamwork and co-operation skills;
- Learning and development skills;
- Communication skills.
These would be an asset:
- Decision making skills;
- Results orientation.
Applications must be made in English or French language
using the Council of Europe online application system. By connecting to the website www.coe.int/jobs
you can create and submit your online application. Please fill out the online application form providing all requested details and explain how your competencies make you the best candidate for this role. It usually takes a few hours to fill in an application form, so please take this information into consideration while applying. Only applicants who best meet the above mentioned criteria will be considered for the next stage, which will consist of assessments and an interview. Further information on the assessment process will be provided to the selected candidates in due course. The tentative dates for each stage of the recruitment process will be found on the website. For more information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.coe-recruitment.com/JobDetails.aspx?vacancyID=1703&Lang=En
. If your profile matches the needs and you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.
This competition is carried out in accordance with Article 15.b of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), which foresees renewable employment on fixed-term contracts. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on the 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.
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If successful, you may be offered employment on a renewable fixed-term contract at grade A1/2, depending on your previous professional experience. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €4 868 (grade A1) or €6 220 (grade A2), which is exempt from national income tax. In the external offices different salary scales are used according to the cost of living conditions. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, possibility of teleworking, etc.). The Council of Europe and the Court place a strong emphasis on training and development for their staff members. In addition to language courses in both official languages, staff are offered a wide range of training programmes to help them meet the evolving challenges of their work.
With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. They all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and its three core values - professionalism, integrity and respect - guide the way they 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.