"The main condition in compliance with Human Rights principles should be non-discriminatory realisation of all the rights of each person."
The Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial (Brussels) is a non-profit organisation that protects and advocates the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups against any form of racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia in the former Soviet Union.
The ADC Memorial action takes shape in different strategies, ranging from legal assistance and advocacy to human rights education by means of reports in the Bulletin of ADC Memorial, regular op-eds and columns and research publications of a series of books and secondary materials for teachers and human rights defenders.
What You Will Do As An Intern:
preparatory desk research;
study of EU advocacy methods;
legal analysis of human rights situations, focused on discrimination, minority rights and migrant rights;
advocate the response of the International Bodies (EC, EP, CoE and UN) to the Human Rights violations in regions of the former Soviet Union
*ADC Memorial action is focused on Russia (where the NGO is originally from), Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova), as well as Southern Caucasus. Hence, a special interest in these areas is an asset.
professional level of English. Russian could be advantage.
Interest in Human Rights, Minorities rights, Women rights in Eastern Europe.
Interest in EU Advocacy work and strategic litigation.
Good knowledge of work on the Human Rights data
Experience in promoting info on-line is an asset.
Timing and Duration
At least 2 months, between February and June 2021.
Area of Work and Publications
Do you see yourself working in the ADC Memorial team? Are you driven to promote and protect human rights in the former regions of the Soviet Union?