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Posted: 15/02/2017

 


The 2017 HRLA Bursary Scheme is now open for applications. 

The HRLA recognises that those without independent financial backing can sometimes be unable to take up internships, work placements and other either unpaid or poorly paid work in human rights law. He or she may therefore miss out on these opportunities and this can lead to their being disadvantaged when applying for jobs within the human rights field. To assist people in this position, in 2006 the HRLA established a bursary scheme to assist law students, either those currently studying (either undergraduate degree, postgraduate studies or LPC/BPTC/Law Conversion Course) or those who have recently graduated, in undertaking such work.

Each year, the HRLA will provide around five awards from an annual bursary fund of approximately £7,000, provided there are suitable applicants. A single award will not normally total more than £1,000. The applicant who receives the highest score for their application will be awarded the Peter Duffy Memorial Award. This special bursary award commemorates the innovative and groundbreaking UK human rights lawyer, Peter Duffy.

The bursary money is to be used to enable the successful applicants to undertake work related to human rights law that he or she would otherwise be unable to afford to do. That work need not take place in the United Kingdom, but it must be relevant to human rights law in the United Kingdom.

The application form, bursary policy (which includes details on eligibility and application criteria) and reports by previous awardees are available on the bursary page http://www.hrla.org.uk/bursary/.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 5pm.

 

Geoffrey Nice Foundation

 

The Inn is sponsoring a two week master class course entitled Law and Politics of Terrorism:  In Search of Adequate Political, Military and Legal Responses to the Threat of Terrorism in the post-Cold War Era, organised by the Geoffrey Nice Foundation and to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 3 – 14 July this summer.  A full course overview and outline of the programme is attached.  Details about previous courses can be found online on the Geoffrey Nice Foundation website.

Funding for the course will be awarded to 2 Lincoln’s Inn members and will include flights, shared accommodation and course fees.  All administrative arrangements will be made by the Inner Temple.  Funding will not including expenses for meals (with the exception of some course lunches), airport transfers or personal spending.

You are eligible to apply if you are currently undertaking or have passed the BPTC.  Please read all the information including the attached overview carefully.  Applications will be assessed and awarded on merit and the perceived benefit to the member in attending the course.  If you are awarded a place on the course you will be expected to travel out on the weekend of 1-2 July, and to return on the weekend of 15-16 July on the best available flights.  You will be required to attend the entire course. 

TO APPLY: Please submit the completed application form and your CV by 12 noon on Wednesday 29 March 2017.  Please submit electronically only to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text26007); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.