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Call for nominations: Justice Rapid Response Roster Recruitment Course

Date: Monday 11 November 2019 - Friday 15 November 2019


JRR Roster Recruitment Courses are an integral part of the recruitment process for the JRR Roster and the decision on the certification of the participants will be taken after the course is completed. The goal of this year’s course is to increase the pool of experts from the global south, ODA-recipient countries (20 places in the course), and with IT/digital/database expertise (5 places in the course), who are ready to deploy to national, international, and regional accountability and transitional justice mechanisms and can be released at short notice. These deployments help ensure those bodies have highly specialized expertise to properly document, investigate, analyze and prosecute international core crimes and serious human rights violations. Previous examples include support to States, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-Finding Missions, the International Criminal Court (ICC), international and hybrid courts, and truth commissions, among others.

If this is applicable to you, we cordially invite you to seek nomination for the upcoming course and to apply using the online platform. Enclosed you will find the Call for Nominations with important information about JRR, this upcoming recruitment course, selection process, and application forms. Feel free to also inform colleagues with the required expertise of the upcoming recruitment course opportunity and circulate this within your professional network.

How to apply

Review the following general information before beginning your application:

If you are not the Expert applying, please forward this email to the Expert you wish to nominate.

If you are the Expert applying, please:

  1. Download, complete, scan and upload the following documents into the Online Personal History Form in Step 2:
    • JRR Nomination Form -- to be completed and hand-signed by your current employer (or by yourself if you are self-employed or an independent consultant). As rapid deployability of JRR experts in practice requires the agreement of the expert’s employer, the Nomination Form must be completed by the employer of the expert, and more specifically by the person who has the authority to release the expert for potential international deployments at short notice.
    • JRR Supervisor Recommendation Form, completed and signed by your current supervisor.
    • Agreement Form, read and signed by yourself.
  2. Please go to the Online Personal History Form for the 2019 JRR Recruitment Course to complete your application.
    • Please Note: Shortlisting will be conducted based on the application summary that you are asked to draft. It is important that your application summary reflects how your experience and expertise is useful for investigations into international crimes.

Incomplete applications or applications that are not submitted through the web form cannot be considered.

The deadline for submitting the online application is: 19 June 2019 11:59 PM Central European Time.

Should you have any questions regarding Justice Rapid Response recruitment courses and how to apply, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Justice Rapid Response Secretariat
Tel Geneva Office: +41 (0) 22 544 29 07
Tel New York Liaison Office: +1 212 980 0193