The Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung offers scholarships to young people with limited financial means and/or underrepresented geographical and social backgrounds to participate in ECCHR's Critical Legal Training. This gives them the opportunity to gain professional experience in our legal human rights work.
If you have questions concerning the Critical Legal Training, please contact Marie Badarne:
Please note that there is currently no open call for the scholarships.
If you are applying to the Critical Legal Training only, you can find more information here (note: applications accepted on a rolling basis). If you are applying to the Legal Training Program in connection with a scholarship from the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung, please note that they are only available during an open call.
The scholarships are directed at students and young professionals (max. one year after the completion of their training) who would not otherwise be able to participate in the Critical Legal Training due to their personal and/or financial situation. In principle, it is open to all nationalities, although in the case of non-EU citizens a final approval depends on the issuance of the adequate visa.
Note: If you do not find yourself in this profile, please do not apply for a scholarship.
We expect the following professional knowledge and experience from applicants:
Education: Ongoing or completed studies in law and/or other relevant subjects. You are welcome to describe your training in more detail in your letter of motivation.
Knowledge: All applicants should have a basic understanding of human rights and basic experience in working with human rights issues. In addition, specific background knowledge in the program area for which you are applying is also important (see below).
Business and Human Rights: Good understanding of the international debates on business and human rights and on lawsuits against companies at a national level.
International Crimes and Accountability: Good understanding of international criminal law (including extraterritorial cases at a national level) and current legal and political debates on international criminal jurisdiction. Background knowledge on sexualized violence in international criminal law is an asset.
Migration: Good knowledge of European and international law as well as the relevant refugee law fundamentals, possibly practical experience in the field of migration law or refugee protection.
Languages: Excellent, fluent written and spoken English is a prerequisite; knowledge of the German language is desirable, but not mandatory for participation in the Legal Training Program; knowledge of other languages (e.g. Spanish, Arabic, Russian and French – depending on the current projects) can be an asset.