Human Rights - what can you do?
You can get involved in international development and human rights work by registering your interest with us. We are always looking for solicitors and students to participate. This may be for short or long term consultancies, expert advice, training, policy recommendations, or research etc. So, whatever your background and if you are interested in International work then sign up now.
Contact Sarah Smith to join up and for further information: Sarah.J.Smith@lawsociety.org.uk
By Joining us you will be able to:
- be part of the International Action Team and take action on behalf of individuals and groups whose rights are being violated
- protect lawyers and the rule of law worldwide by researching and drafting interventions on our Lawyers for Lawyers programme
- draft Amicus Curiae briefs, third party interventions or observations in cases before the UK, US, European and other courts
- keep up to date on human rights issues by following us on twitter , Linkedin and receiving our regular updates.
- write articles for the human rights section of the website
- attend human rights events and training seminars arranged by the Law Society or advertised on its website and newsletter
- complete the training online: http://cpdcentre.lawsociety.org.uk/course/3609/human-rights-interventions
- apply for job, placement, internship or study opportunities advertised on the Law Society’s website, twitter and Linkedin accounts.
- join our monitoring teams to track developments in the law and human rights at home and abroad
- contribute to the debate by joining our LinkedIn group
- assist in reviewing proposed legislation that may have an impact on human rights
- consult with charities and NGOs and lobbying UK or foreign governments on human rights issues
- participate in our annual essay competition for students, trainees and junior solicitors
- partner and collaborate with charities and NGOs on international projects
- be a trial observer on behalf of the Law Society in other jurisdictions to monitor compliance with international standards
- learn how to partner your local Law society with similar organisations overseas.