Eastern Europe/Eurasia Consultant

  • Posted on 1 July 2020

Job Description

Eurasia Consultant:

The ABA Center for Human Rights is seeking a short term temporary consultant to support its work in Eastern Europe and Eurasia by:

  1. Researching and drafting sections of report on patterns of frivolous prosecutions and private actions against journalists and other human rights defenders in Serbia. Review underlying legal documents (to be provided), write up case studies (15-20), and identify how local laws are protecting or failing to protect legitimate speech in the public interest. Coordinate with local Serbian civil society and other relevant stakeholders as needed to research and analyze trends and generate recommendations.
  2. Participation in civil society meetings and coalitions as needed – upon request and prior approval of the ABA Center for Human Rights, participate in various coordination calls among international and regional civil society and provide recommendations to the ABA Center for Human Rights on opportunities for advocacy and learning in support of its Justice Defenders Program.
  3. Identify and provide legal analysis of cases in the Balkan region that meet the criteria of the ABA Center for Human Rights Justice Defenders and Trial Watch Program (up to 3).

To apply: please submit resume, cover letter and rate and timeline to achieve project to justicedefenders@americanbar.org. Applications without expected compensation and timeline will not be considered.

About the Organization

The Rule of Law Initiative is a public service project of the American Bar Association dedicated to promoting legal reform efforts in over 40 countries around the world. The Rule of Law Initiative believes that rule of law promotion is the most effective long-term antidote to the most pressing problems facing the world community today, including poverty, economic stagnation, and crippling levels of corruption. The Rule of Law Initiative concentrates its technical legal assistance efforts in the following substantive areas: 1) Anti-corruption & public integrity; 2) Criminal law & combating trafficking in persons; 3) Gender issues; 4) Human rights & conflict mitigation; 5) Judicial reform; 6) Legal education reform; and 7) Legal profession reform. The Rule of Law Initiative enlists talented individuals who possess the skills and commitment necessary to effectively promote the rule of law in our host countries. We regularly seek experienced attorneys, judges, and law professors interested in lending their expertise to our programs for both long- and short-term pro bono assignments overseas. For more information please visit our website at www.abarol.org.

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