Judicial Fellowship Programme 2024 at International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice invites recent law graduates from all over the globe to participate in its Judicial Fellowship Programme 2024 previously named the University Traineeship Programme was established in 1999 and is designed to provide recent law graduates with the opportunity to acquire professional experience through employment at the International Court of Justice. The primary objective of the program is to enhance participants’ practical comprehension of public international law and familiarize them with the Court’s procedures by actively engaging them in its activities.
Judicial Fellows operate on a full-time schedule under the guidance of a Court Member, collaborating closely with the Member’s principal legal assistant. Fellows can anticipate engaging in research and preparing memorandums addressing legal or factual aspects of cases currently before the Court. They will also attend hearings and sessions, undertaking any additional responsibilities assigned by their respective judges.
The fellowship will last approximately ten months, commencing in early September and concluding in June of the subsequent year. Typically, the Court chooses 15 participants who are nominated by universities globally.
Fellowship Sponsor(s): International Court of Justice
Program Type: Traineeship Programme
Funding Amount: Not Mentioned
Program Duration: Ten Months
Study Level: Postgraduate
Nationality: Students from Developing countries
Eligibility for the Judicial Fellowship Programme 2024 at International Court of Justice:
- To be eligible, applicants should be 31 years old or younger at the start of their fellowship. This requirement may be waived only in special circumstances.
- Applicants must demonstrate excellent results in their legal studies, and an interest in public international law through their studies, publications, and/or work experience.
- Applicants must have an excellent command, both written and oral, of at least one of the two official languages of the Court (English and French); a working knowledge of the other language is considered an asset.
Method of Application for the Judicial Fellowship Programme 2024 at International Court of Justice:
The nominating university is required to fill out an online pre-screening questionnaire. Additionally, the university needs to appoint an authorized focal point through whom all application materials will be forwarded.
After finishing the pre-screening questionnaire, the subsequent six documents for each candidate must be submitted in the specified order through the email address of the university’s authorized focal point:
- Official letter of nomination from the university
- ICJ personal history form
- Letters of reference
- Official academic records
- Writing sample
- Candidate profile summary table
Application Deadline: February 5, 2024.
For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.