Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On the Job! ECCC civil party lead lawyer

(On the Job! pays occasional notice to interesting intlaw job notices)

The United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is seeking a consultant to serve as International Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyer, a newly created position within the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers' Section of UNAKRT's Office of Administration.
The successful applicant will serve in tandem with a National Lead Co-Lawyer; they will have autonomy on substantive matters pertaining to civil parties. Specific Civil Party Lawyers will continue to represent specific civil parties before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and will support the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers. (As part of IntLawGrrls' ongoing Khmer Rouge accountability series, guest/alumna Sarah Thomas posted here about civil party participation at the ECCC).
As a general matter, the Lead Co-Lawyers will:
► Represent the interests of the consolidated group of Civil Parties, and
► Shoulder ultimate responsibility to the ECCC for the overall advocacy, strategy and in-court presentation of the interests of the consolidated group of civil parties, during the trial stage and beyond.
A detailed pdf account of expected duties and desired qualifications (among them, a minimum of 10 years' experience in the practice of criminal law and fluency in French or English) is available here.
The position is expected to be filled this year, before the beginning of the next ECCC trial, and to continue throughout appeals and conduct of any other proceedings. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2010.

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