IJDH Legal Internship – Fall 2017
IJDH has successfully helped Haitians enforce their human rights since 2004. The Institute partners with BAI to support grassroots struggles for justice in Haiti and in the powerful countries abroad where decisions about Haitians’ rights are often made. IJDH and BAI combine traditional legal strategies with organizing, emerging technology and public advocacy to address the root causes of instability and poverty in Haiti. We fight for justice with routinely excellent legal work, but also with creativity, humility, inspiration and humor, and a supportive work culture. We effect broad changes with modest resources by nurturing large advocacy networks.
IJDH Legal Internship Description
The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) is seeking 1-2 legal interns (for a minimum of 10 hrs per week) to work in our New York office on legal advocacy to secure a just UN response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti. After five years of litigation and advocacy by IJDH and its Haiti-based sister organization, the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), in late 2016 the United Nations issued an unprecedented public apology for the UN’s role in causing the worst cholera epidemic in the world in Haiti, and announced the launch of a new plan to improve cholera elimination efforts and provide material assistance to victims.
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