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Get Involved: International Bridges to Justice Youth Initiative

Applications to be a part of the IBJ Youth Initiative are currently closed.

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

The IBJ Youth Chapter at UCL will soon be recruiting four new committee members. 

Commiteee Positions Currently Recruiting:

Treasurer 

  • Manage budget in liaison with the Centre for Access to Justice. 
  • Liaise with Events Officers when planning event logistics and costs. 
  • Keep accurate records of all expenditure. 

Events Officers x2 

  • Develop innovative and impactful event ideas with the support of the committee. 
  • Research potential guest speakers for events. 
  • Draft all external communications for advertising and publicising events. 
  • Create and manage event sign-up forms. 

Social Media Officer

  • Advertise events which are taking place across social media platforms, in liaison with Events Officers. 
  • Create content and content plan for impactful social media presence. 
  • Helping with the maintenance and publicisation of the IBJ blog. 

Requirements

  • Interest in international human rights or criminal law
  • Willingness to commit 1-2 hours per week
  • 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

An application form will be available here from Monday 23rd May, 9am. 

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to a short interview.