Sunday, August 1, 2010

On the job! HRW researcher

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

The nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch seeks immediate applications for a researcher to investigate and document human rights abuses experienced by immigrants, on the one hand, and by persons in the criminal justice system, on the other. This full-time Researcher on U.S. Immigration Policy/Criminal Justice also will explore the overlap between the the 2 systems. Duties further will encompass advocacy, communications with the media, and preparation of reports and op-eds.
Knowledge of international human rights law is desirable but not required. Other desired qualifications include:
► U.S. law degree or an advanced degree in U.S. immigration law/policy, criminal law/policy, journalism, or related field;
► At least 5 years' relevant professional experience; and
► Strong oral and written communications skills in English, and fluency or high proficiency in Spanish.
The position is part of the U.S. program of Human Rights Watch, headquartered in New York and Washington, D.C. See here for details on how to submit an immediate application.

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