Application Due Date: 8 February 2019
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) welcomes applications for the 2019-2020 Judicial Fellows Program.
The Program was developed in 1999 to allow current law graduates to acquire experience operating at the ICJ. It intends to enhance individuals’ understanding of global law and of the Court’s treatments by actively including them in the work of the Court and permitting them to develop on their experience under the guidance of a judge.
The Judicial Fellows Program is planned to offer current law graduates experience operating at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Prospects are chosen and sponsored by universities from which they have actually finished.
The goal of the Program is to enhance individuals’ understanding of global law and the Court’s procedures through their engagement in the work of the Court and the experience acquired under the guidance of a Judge. Each individual is designated to work for one Judge for a period of 10 months from early September to June/July the list below year.
Throughout this duration, individuals can anticipate to go to Court’s public hearings, to research study and compose memoranda to the Judge on legal concerns or accurate elements of pending cases, and to have some other participation in the work of the Court, the details of which will depend upon the Court’s docket and the working approaches of the specific Judge. The work might likewise include helping the Judge with conferences, speeches and other responsibilities. The individual will work together with a Partner Legal Officer, who is the main legal assistant of each Judge and is used by the United Nations for a duration of 2 to 4 years.
Program is extremely selective. The Court accepts as much as 15 individuals a.
year– not more than one from each nominating university. The Court.
searches in specific for prospects who have outstanding lead to their.
law research studies, and who have actually studied, released or operated in global.
law. Prospects will typically remain in the early phases of their legal.
professions (e.g., within 3 years of graduation). Some have useful.
experience in personal or public practice, consisting of work at another.
court or global organisation, and/or post-graduate research studies in.
global law. The Court looks for variety of citizenship in making.
main languages of the Court are English and French, and.
individuals should have outstanding reading, composing and speaking abilities in.
a minimum of among these. A working understanding of the 2nd authorities.
language will be a possession.
Each nominating university should accept the duty to offer the stipend, medical insurance and travel expenses to its prospect, if picked. Although the Court does not have requirement on the quantity of the stipend nor inquire on that, the stipend ought to suffice to offer a minimum requirement of lodging and subsistence in The Hague and need to be set at a level that makes sure that picked prospect can benefit completely from their experience at the Court without the concern of monetary challenge.
The Fellowship is not a self-funded internship and prospects without appropriate financial backing through their sponsoring university will not be qualified. The Court will help with visas if needed and supplies working centers, however it does not offer financial backing.
a university accepts the conditions showed above and wish to.
take part in the Program by choosing prospects, it is welcomed to.
react to the concerns listed below. Kindly keep in mind that just universities.
providing affirmative responses to all concerns are qualified to get involved.
in the Program.
Inquiries might be directed to the Deputy-Registrar of the ICJ at the e-mail