2023/2024 Amnesty International Justice in Africa Fellowship Scheme for Professionals

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Amnesty’s International Justice in Africa Fellowship scheme seeks to broaden the variety of participation in international justice by offering an opportunity to young African professionals (early to mid-career practitioners and scholars) based in Africa to work on international justice issues and mechanisms. Selected fellows will benefit from knowledge, skills, and experience transfer, practical exposure to international justice spaces and forums, and the opportunity to engage and network with various relevant actors and stakeholders in the international justice movement. Selected fellows will participate in research, legal analysis, policy discourse, and campaigning projects relating to international justice.


  • Assist with research activities on accountability for crimes under international law in Africa and elsewhere through desk research and drafting.
  • Assist with monitoring and analyzing international and regional developments on international justice issues.
  • Assist with developing advocacy positions and strategies on identified priorities relating to international justice.
  • Participate in and contribute to relevant internal and external policy discussions pertaining to international justice issues and mechanisms.

Skills AND Experience:

  • Good knowledge of and experience in the application of international law, including international human rights law, humanitarian law, and international criminal law, is essential.
  • Ability to analyze legal issues accurately and apply legal reasoning in pursuit of developing a strategic response.
  • Ability to gather and process human rights-related information.
  • Ability to write simply and concisely (without requiring much editorial correction) and proofread research, campaign, and advocacy materials.


  • Benefits include 37 days of annual vacation (including public holidays and grace days), a pension plan, an employee aid program, life insurance, and many other benefits tailored to your specific needs.
  • All of this, in a professional, engaging setting.

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Application Deadline: 17 August 2023

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