On the Job! Executive Director of the Human Rights Center, University of MN Law School

humanrightscentThe Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School is seeking an Executive Director. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

The Executive Director will oversee administration and management of the Human Rights Center.  Responsibilities include fundraising and development, budget planning and oversight of sponsored projects, monitoring the progress of projects, grant writing, student mentoring, fostering collaborative opportunities; coordinating events and conference, writing and editing reports to funding agencies, supervision, and outreach. This is a full-time, mid-level position that requires a J.D., previous leadership and experience in human rights, international law or related fields. Salary: low 60’s.

The Human Rights Center works locally, nationally, and internationally to provide training, educational materials, and assistance to professionals, students, and volunteers working to promote and protect human rights. The Human Rights Center was founded on December 10, 1988, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center works at the nexus of scholarship and practice in the human rights field, seeking to maximize the effectiveness of human rights advocates.

For a full description or to apply, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html and reference job #307634.

Go On! IHL Workshop Applications Due TOMORROW (Oct. 11)

Minneapolis St. Anthony Falls

Minneapolis St. Anthony Falls (Photo Credit: Doug Wallick)


On November 2 & 3, 2013, the University of Minnesota Law School, the Human Rights Center, and the American Red Cross will be hosting an International Humanitarian Law Workshop, with additional support by The Advocates for Human Rights.

This workshop features lectures and hands-on exercises that guide participants through an intensive examination of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians. Topics include:

  • International Humanitarian Law: Setting the Context
  • Conflict Classification – When Does International Humanitarian Law Apply?
  • Overview of Key International Humanitarian Law Principles: Protecting the Vulnerable
  • Protected Persons in International Humanitarian Law
  • The Red Cross and International Services
  • Means and Methods of Warfare
  • Non-State Actors and International Humanitarian Law
  • International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
  • Technologies of Warfare and International Humanitarian Law
  • Gendered Dimensions of International Humanitarian Law

This workshop is open to law and graduate students, lawyers, and practitioners, and has been accredited for 12 CLE hours. The workshop and course materials are provided at no cost to accepted applicants, though participants will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Some meals will be provided.

Applications to attend this workshop should be completed by October 11, 2013, and returned to matso092@umn.edu.

Applications and more information can be found at: http://www.redcross.org/ihlworkshop