The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) is looking for a successful, highly motivated person to begin working in January 2022 as a Legal Officer. The successful applicant will be rewarded with exciting, cutting edge legal work in countries all over the world, high-level representational opportunities and the chance to undertake a wide range of different types of activities, working as part of a small, dynamic human rights organisation with a unique mandate.

Duties and requirements:

  • The Legal Officer will have a range of responsibilities related to safeguarding human rights, with a focus on freedom of expression, the right to information, the freedoms of association and assembly and the right to participate.
  • The position combines top-level legal analysis and standard-setting research with on-the-ground campaigning across the Global South, in collaboration with a diverse range of activists, partners and subject matter experts. Direct advocacy is an important part of CLD’s work, and the position includes opportunities to engage with policy-makers at the highest level, as well as to dialogue with the world’s foremost experts on human rights.
  • The position includes travel opportunities, as well as representing CLD at various international conferences and meetings (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).

Application process:

Those interested in applying should send a copy of their resume, cover letter and latest law school transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but we will start reviewing applications on 1 December 2021 and will prioritise applications received by that date.

For more information on the position, please click here.

Status: Closed

Organisation: Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)

Deadline: 01/12/2021

Location: Halifax, Canada


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