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Venue: The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR, The Hague.

For directions please click here.

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1) Internship project assistant Office of Research Projects and Advisory Services (ORPAS)



2) Internship project assistant The Hague Academic Coalition (HAC)


DEADLINE for both positions: 27 MAY 2013

What do we expect from you?

You are a student on at least a Bachelor or Master university level in a relevant field (non-students are not eligible for this internship). You are interested in at least one of the following areas: public administration, international development, international/EU relations, communications, international law or finance. For the internship at HAC experience with social media and web communication is required. The Internship duration is a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 months. For periods longer than 3 months only EU-nationals can apply. Although most of our team members speak Dutch, we do expect a good level of English, in speech as well as in writing. We also expect a positive and proactive attitude, a strong willingness to learn, an interest to interact in a multi-cultural environment, a capability to perform assigned tasks independently and accurately, and a motivation to work hard when needed and a social spirit when required.

What can we offer you?

An internship at our offices gives you the opportunity to improve your service orientation, writing, organisational, administrative and communication skills. You can also learn how to organise and prioritize your work and improve your computer skills. Although you will work under supervision of a mentor, you will take part in all activities of the team. We offer a small stipend which will not be sufficient to cover your living costs in The Netherlands.

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Springer publishers has made a large amount of research in journals, and a selected number of books, available on an Open Access basis.

Here is the link to the available journals and books that are freely available for download, organised on the basis of discipline and area:  http://link.springer.com/

Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2013

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Development and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies have the pleasure to invite you to the Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2013:

Irene KhanFrom the Rule of Law to a Culture of Justice: a Practitioner’s Challenge to Policy Thinkers

by Irene Khan

Thursday 6 June 2013, 16.00 hrs

Klein Auditorium, Academy Building, Leiden University

Rapenburg 73, Leiden

Video advocacy from B'tselem

Video advocacy from B’tselem

Wild West Bank: 46 Years of Lawlessness in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Video Activism & Discussion with Daniel Sherman from B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Wednesday 22 May, 20:00 in De Balie, Amsterdam (Leidseplein)

It is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. For ticket reservation, click here.


landmark-bigA Landmark Victory for Justice – an inspiration to civil society

3 May 2013

The much anticipated book “A Landmark Victory for Justice: Biowatch’s Battle with the South African State and Monsanto” is now available

This is a book about access to information, the right to know, and action in the public’s interest – a must-read for anyone campaigning for environmental or social justice. For more details, click “More >>” or click on the free download.


It has been almost a year and a half after ISS. Life after ISS has been busy but exciting.

While at ISS, 2010 – 2011, I pursued a Masters of Arts degree in Development Studies, specializing in Human Rights, Development and Social Justice (HDS). My thesis was titled: Safe motherhood in Kiteto district, what does it mean in the umbrella of women’s reproductive rights?

All along my career path, my interests have been in the health and human rights issues, and particularly in maternal health issues. After ISS, I joined a research project, which is carried out by Harvard School of Public Health here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I am currently a research coordinator for the Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children (HRWC). I am responsible for coordinating a study titled Impact of Maternal Deaths on Living Children.


International Institute of Social Studies

Human Rights is a specialization within the Human Rights, Conflict and Gender Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Human Rights teaching team.