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The Human Rights Foundation’s (HRF) Legal & Policy team is hiring a legal associate to focus on the Asia region. The ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited law school (JD or LLM) and have a demonstrated interest in international human rights and international humanitarian law in the Asia region.

Responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting submissions and representing prisoners of conscience before the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council.
  • Analyzing geopolitical trends relevant to the human rights field, including the intersection of business and human rights, technology and human rights, and fashion and human rights, among others.
  • Providing support to HRF’s Chief Legal Officer on Asia-related matters.
  • Researching and writing thematic reports on human rights issues.
  • Conducting policy research and due diligence for Asia-related matters.
  • Assisting with the coordination of advocacy campaigns across HRF’s teams.
  • Writing and publishing op-eds on emerging issues.
  • Representing HRF at conferences and other events to speak on human rights issues, particularly those related to Asia.
  • Nurturing and expanding a network of Asian grassroots activist groups, policymakers, and other community members.
  • Coordinating and recommending Asia-related programing for conferences and events. 
  • Working closely with high-level speakers, activists, and policymakers on HRF events.
  • Supporting HRF’s development team with drafting grant proposals for Asia programs.
  • Supervising interns and junior staff on assignments. 

 Skills:

  •  Outstanding legal research and writing skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, when required. 
  • Broad knowledge of Asia-related human rights issues and the political landscape in the region, with a focus on East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and North Korea).
  • Ability to travel to international conferences.
  • Self-starter.

 Strongly preferred skills:

  •  Bar admission in any state in the United States.
  • Fluency in spoken Mandarin and/or Cantonese, and proficiency in written traditional Chinese, or fluency in another Asian language.
  • In-depth understanding of human rights and political issues in mainland China and Hong Kong.

The Human Rights Foundation’s (HRF) Legal & Policy team is hiring a legal associate to focus on the Asia region. The ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited law school (JD or LLM) and have a demonstrated interest in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

Full benefits including company-paid medical, dental and life insurance; generous flex-PTO plan, and other perks.

Full benefits including company-paid medical, dental and life insurance; generous flex-PTO plan, and other perks.

Location

On-site
350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, USA
Suite 4202

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