Justice Rapid Response is calling for nominations for the upcoming expert Roster recruitment course on International Criminal Investigations, set to take place from 11 to 15 November 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The course is organized in cooperation with the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI).
This year’s course aims to bolster Justice Rapid Response’s Roster by increasing the number of experts from the global south, in particular from countries receiving Official Development Assistance (ODA), as well as professionals with IT, digital and database expertise.
“We need to anticipate the demands of the future and prepare for the fact that open source data and digital forensics – among other disciplines – are playing an increasingly significant role in human rights investigations,” said Nina Suomalainen, Executive Director, Justice Rapid Response. “We also need to continue building the Roster to ensure it has relevant global diversity in terms of both professional and language skills.”
Justice Rapid Response is particularly looking for professionals from ODA-recipient countries with French or Spanish (as well as proficient English) language skills, as well as for database experts and digital investigators (open to non-ODA-recipient country participants).
As with all Justice Rapid Response calls for nominations, candidates must be ready to deploy to national, international and regional accountability and transitional justice mechanisms. This flexibility helps the Justice Rapid Response Roster to quickly provide highly specialized expertise necessary to properly document, investigate, analyze and prosecute international core crimes and serious human rights violations.
The five-day recruitment course is tailored for criminal justice and related professionals. This year’s course has 20 places for applicants from ODA recipient countries and five places for professionals with IT, digital and database expertise.
Roster recruitment courses are an integral part of the recruitment process for the Justice Rapid Response Roster. Previous Roster 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.
The course aims to prepare, equip, vet and certify professionals for investigations of international crimes involving multi-disciplinary, diverse monitoring and investigative teams that can be deployed rapidly and with short reporting deadlines. A panel from Justice Rapid Response will decide whether participants are certified onto the JRR Roster following completion of the course.
The deadline for nominations is 19 June 2019, 11:59 pm Central European Time.
To find out more about the course content, participant requirements and the application process, please click here.