The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is looking for a volunteer to support the Department ‘Human Dignity and Public Security’.
Place: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Freyung 6 (Schottenhof), 1010 Vienna, Austria
Start: as soon as possible
Duration: flexible/upon agreement
Deadline: 6 March 2020
The volunteer will get an insight into and be involved in the following project.
The Atlas of Torture (https://www.atlas-of-torture.org) was initially developed to support the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak and disseminate the results of his work. In 2018 the website has been completely reworked in cooperation with HURIDOCS (https://huridocs.org) to become an international cooperation platform to strengthen the global fight against torture and ill-treatment. It aims to empower organizations and individuals to strengthen the global fight against torture and ill-treatment by:
- Raising awareness and informing how torture and ill-treatment can be prevented through documentation, learning and exchange;
- Ensuring easy access to information;
- Making the work of actors and human rights defenders visible and strengthening their exchange and cooperation.
The volunteer will have the opportunity to participate in meetings, workshops and trainings organised or facilitated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.
The Department Human Dignity and Public Security supported the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, during his mandate from 2004 to 2010 and is since implementing human rights projects worldwide, particularly in the area of prevention of torture and ill-treatment. The team conducts research and provides technical support and capacity development to States and civil society organisations. In the previous years the team has implemented projects in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. For further information please see http://bim.lbg.ac.at/en/human-dignity-and-public-security.
- Studies in communications, films, journalism, human rights law or other relevant disciplines (e.g. law, political science, sociology)
- Fluency in English, knowledge of German or other UN language is an asset
- Good IT skills (Microsoft Office standard software)
Please send your expression of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 March 2020.