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Associate Legal Officer - Justice Initiative at Open Society Foundations

Associate Legal Officer - Justice Initiative at Open Society Foundations

  • About the Firm: We’re a global network of innovators, entrepreneurs, technologists, advocates, investors, activists, and organizations committed to addressing the most critical economic, technological, and societal issues of our time.
  • About the role: The Associate Legal Officer (ALO) for National Security and Counterterrorism will be based in New York, London, or Berlin and report to the Director, Accountability, Liberty and Transparency Division, who also leads the national security and counterterrorism (NSC) project housed in that Division.
  • Looking For: We are looking to secure your expertise and excellent legal research and writing skills, including in international human rights law, as well as an ability to write and edit a range of different materials including reports, legal documents, blogs and submissions for different audiences; together with your practical experience in the field of human rights.
  • Opportunities: Your opportunities will include, but not be limited to, engaging in strategic litigation on NSC issues, including addressing client care, conducting legal research and writing, drafting and filing pleadings; conducting research and documentation on human rights violations associated with NSC policies with a view to producing Justice Initiative publications; and designing and conducting advocacy in domestic, regional and international fora to address such human rights violations.
  • And more: This work includes challenging human rights violations associated with “counter-extremism” policies, laws criminalizing the “glorification” of terrorism, extrajudicial killings (including through drones), rendition, torture, and arbitrary detention.

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