2023-04-13 14:47:21

Assistant Lawyer

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From 4107 €/m Gross

Job Description

Working together to make Europe grow:

Assistant Lawyer Latvia (e29/2024)

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 Junior Professional Programme offers legal professionals at the start of their careers invaluable opportunity to gain experience and work at the European Court of Human Rights. Enjoying our highly regarded in-house training programme, you will benefit from regular working contact with experienced staff members and judges.

Working in a Legal Unit, you will assist more senior staff members in the preparation of case files to be processed in English or French. Principal duties include: examining and dealing with applications in prima facie inadmissible cases and in cases which can be dealt with in a standard manner; drafting decisions, minutes, reports, notes, and other documents; attending the Court’s sessions and presenting the applications; and assisting more experienced lawyers, where necessary, in the preparation of Chamber cases for examination by the Court.


Together with a university degree in law obtained in Latvia of a standard permitting access, either on the basis of qualifications or after passing a competitive examination, to the judicial administration or legal professions in Latvia, you will have a maximum of two years of experience in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) gained in Latvia or in an international organisation. This will have given you thorough knowledge of Latvia’s legal system and proven ability to handle cases in other jurisdictions, backed by a broad knowledge of European Union law and of international law. Speaking and writing Latvian at mother-tongue level, it is essential that you have a good command of English or 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 www.coe-recruitment.com before the deadline of 13 July 2024.

Job location: Strasbourg, France.