I am delighted to share that RightsInfo, the UK Human Rights Blog’s sister site, is recruiting a Chief Executive.
RightsInfo’s build support for human rights in the UK by producing engaging, accessible and beautifully presented online human rights content. In just a year and a half, we have built a new digital media space for human rights, featuring award-winning infographics, video, animation and news content. Now we are recruiting a Chief Executive to drive the project to the next level.
Here are the headlines:
- Hours: Full time
- Location: Central London
- Salary: £50k-£60k per year dependent on experience
- Closing date for applications: Friday 4 November 2016, 5pm
Full details, including how to apply, are here
The UK Human Rights Blog’s sister project, RightsInfo, is looking for up to five new trustees and a new Coordinator.
Trustee Board (deadline 30 September)
We are seeking to appoint up to five new Trustees to join out Trustee Board. We are particularly interested in exceptional candidates with experience across a range of areas, including:
- journalism, media and communications;
- advertising and creative sector;
- human rights law, policy and practice;
- charity finance, governance and development; and
- technology and startups.
Further details about the role and application process are available here.
Coordinator (deadline 9 September)
We are looking to employ an enthusiastic Coordinator to help us change the face of human rights. The role is part-time (3 days per week, which may be scheduled to suit other work arrangements). Salary is £1,354 per month (£26,000 pro rata).
Further details about the role and application process are available here. To learn more about RightsInfo see here.
Please send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look out for more opportunities which we will be advertising in the coming weeks.
Next Tuesday, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will be holding an event in London to mark the start of the final furlong in the run-up to the In/Out EU referendum. Continue reading
Photo Credit: The Financial Times
In the news
Stemming migration flows from Turkey has been set as “a priority” at the 7 March emergency summit of EU and Turkish leaders in Brussels. EU officials are seeking to persuade Turkey to enforce the ‘action plan’ signed in November, under which Ankara agreed to curb the number of refugees crossing into Greece in return for three billion euros in aid and the speeding up of its EU membership bid.
However, human rights groups have been critical of the EU focus on ensuring refugees remain in Turkey. Amnesty International warned ahead of the meeting that is was “unacceptable” to expect that responsibility should be carried by a country already hosting three million refugees.
“Using Turkey as a ‘safe third country’ is absurd. Many refugees still live in terrible conditions, some have been deported back to Syria and security forces have even shot at Syrians trying to cross the border,” said Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty’s Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia. Continue reading
Photo credit: Guardian
It has been a fascinating year in which to edit this Blog. Political and social challenges – from continued government cuts to the alarming rise of Islamic State – have presented new human rights conundrums that have, as ever, slowly percolated to the doors of the country’s highest courts. And all this during the year of an astonishing General Election result and amid continually shifting sands around the future of the Human Rights Act. Continue reading
And so, thirteen years after his capture, eight years after the US Government cleared him for release, and seven years after President Obama’s spectacularly broken promise to shut down Guantánamo, Shaker Aamer has left the prison, as innocent as the day he went in.
I am are delighted to announce the launch of RightsInfo’s new infographic project:
The European Court of Human Rights Uncovered: What it does, who it protects, why it matters
If you care about spreading accurate information on human rights, then please share the infographic and individual cards as widely as possible.