Welcome to International Law Careers, a site dedicated to providing useful, clear and accessible information and advice for all those seeking to develop a career in international law. International Law Careers tells you everything you need to know, whether you aim to work in international organizations, NGOs, national government, academia or the private sector. Our members can also access the latest international law job listings and articles in our member advice guide (view subscription information).
Chief of Section (ReliefWeb Coordinator), P5Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs UNNew York
Regional Legal Adviser for Integration and Promotion of the LawInternational Committee of the Red Cross ICRCGeneva
European Cooperation OfficerCouncil of Europe Development Bank CEDBParis
Field CoordinatorInternational Organization for Migration IOMSana’a
Programme Manager/Chief of PartyInternational Organization for Migration IOMNiamey
These positions are mostly located in the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The main work relates to formulating, communicating, implementing and evaluating policies, practices and activities for the promotion
Who employs international lawyers?
International lawyers are not confined to working abroad, for inter-governmental organizations or multi-national law firms; although these sectors form a significant part of the international law job market. The growing reach of international law means that there are many more...
Successful networking – the golden rules
International law is a field where there are more law graduates looking for a job than there are jobs that need to be filled, competition is global and many applicants are highly-qualified and come with great experience. These realities make...
How to: Succeed in a videoconference interview
Video-conference interviews (often using Skype but also using specific video conferencing equipment) are very common in international law recruitment – the interviewer and interviewee can often be in different continents, and it is simply not practical to arrange in person...
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