Justice Rapid Response (JRR) and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) are pleased to inform you of our Call for Nominations for the upcoming JRR Expert Roster Recruitment Course on Investigation of International Crimes Against Children, which will be held from 1 to 5 March 2021 in The Hague, the Netherlands. This course is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Belgium.
JRR Roster recruitment courses are an integral part of the recruitment process for the JRR Roster. The goal of this course is to increase the pool of Child Rights Experts, who are ready to deploy to national, international and regional accountability and transitional justice mechanisms in order to help ensure those bodies have the highly specialized expertise to properly document, investigate, analyze and prosecute international core crimes and serious human rights violations against children or involving children. Previous deployments included support to States, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-Finding Missions, the International Criminal Court (ICC), international and hybrid courts, and truth commissions, among others.
This five-day recruitment course is tailored for criminal justice and related professionals with experience working with child victims, witnesses, or perpetrators. The course aims to prepare, equip, vet and certify these professionals for investigations of international crimes involving multi-disciplinary, diverse monitoring and investigative teams that can be deployed rapidly and with short reporting deadlines. JRR will decide on certification of participants onto the JRR Roster after the course is completed.
Nominations will be considered on a roll-on base until the 24 places in the course are filled.
The selection will focus on professionals from both the global South (12 places in the course) and the global North (12 places in the course) with relevant expertise — specified in section I of the document linked below — who are willing and can be made available for international deployments at short notice.
Please click here to find out relevant information on the recruitment course and the selection process. We would be very grateful if you could ensure the distribution of this Call for Nominations to your network and more specifically to any relevant departments, agencies, associated institutions and/or individuals with the expertise listed below. Our aim is to ensure that the Call for Nominations reaches these experts and their direct supervisors.
Executive Director – Justice Rapid Response