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Assistant Lawyer – Cyprus (e1/2018)

European Court of Human Rights - Strasbourg

Based in Strasbourg, France, the European Court of Human Rights is an international court set up in 1959. It rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.

Our Assistant Lawyers’ Scheme offers legal professionals at the start of their careers invaluable exposure to the European Court of Human Rights. Enjoying our highly regarded in-house training programme, you will benefit from regular contact with experienced case lawyers, senior managers and judges.

From day-to-day, you will find yourself examining and dealing with applications, drafting decisions and reports, advising applicants on admissibility, attending the Court's sessions, presenting applications and supporting more seasoned colleagues. You will have a law degree and be a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, giving you broad knowledge of constitutional and international law. You will have at least 6 months’ professional practice experience, but above all you will be well versed in the Cypriot legal system, highly IT literate and extremely organised and methodical in your approach.

In addition to Greek (mother-tongue level), you have very good knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe (English, French) and ability to draft legal texts therein clearly and precisely.

Applications should be made in English or French using the Council of Europe online application system at before the deadline of 6 February 2018.