Centre for Access to Justice


Get Involved: International Bridges to Justice Youth Initiative

Applications for President are currently open.

About International Bridges to Justice

International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) is an international NGO and a global leader in systems change for access to justice, with an impact that spans 20 years. Globally over 1 million children are in detention. Many are arbitrarily detained, tortured and denied access to counsel. Often incarcerated with adults, they face inhumane conditions and are at risk of sexual and predatorial abuse. Poor and alone, they have no legal counsel and nowhere to turn. This is solvable by providing protection to the vulnerable accused,via early access to lawyers in policestations, prisons, and courtrooms. 

The Chapter

The IBJ Youth Justice Initiative is an initiative dedicated to improving access to justice across the world by creating a global youth network that will facilitate collaboration on SDG 16 projects. IBJ is seeking exceptional students, passionate about criminal law and human rights who want to work towards IBJ’s mission to end investigative torture and provide access to legal representation to all. There are 5 pillars of a Youth University Chapter:

  • Human Rights Awareness
  • Legal Research
  • Global Partnerships
  • Networking
  • Fundraising

Commiteee Positions Currently Recruiting:


Role Description

  • Will be the first point of contact, including between project coordinator and society, and between the student's union and committee members 
  • Serve a leadership role by ensuring that the society operates within constitution and within regulations
  • Call general meetings
  • Oversee and guide all decisions taken by committee members, as well as supporting work of other committee members
  • Ensure appropriate elections are organised for next year's officers, devising a plan for renewal of the committee
  • Take ultimate responsibility and joint responsibility for financial affairs with treasurer 

Key Qualities

  • Must be organised
  • Must have had experience in leadership roles and a strong record of leadership skills
  • Relaible and ready to make the required time commitments
  • Good listening and negotiation skills
  • An ability to delegate tasks where necessary


  • Interest in international human rights or criminal law
  • Open to 2nd and Final Year LLB students and LLM students

What you will gain

  • Experience working with an International NGO
  • Opportunity to apply for a summer internship in Geneva
  • Opportunity to expand your legal network and your knowledge on international and criminal law
  • Engagement in a global movement of justice stakeholders and legal professionals who are improving access to justice
  • Opportunity to improve access to justice for children in conflict with the law and work towards achieving UN SDG 16
  • A chance for or cross-cultural collaboration and to connect and build lasting friendships with peers who share similar interests

How to apply

Applications must be made by completing this form. Please apply by no later than Wednesday 9th November 2022. 

Please also complete this Equality and Diversity Form alongside your application, which will be used only for statistical purposes for the CAJ.