Appointment of the Commissioner and Alternate Commissioner to the ICC Disciplinary Organs

Closing Date - 30th January 2015 

The International Criminal Court wishes to appoint a Commissioner and an Alternate Commissioner to the Disciplinary Organs for counsel.

Chapter 4 of the Code entitled “Disciplinary Regime” governs both functions. The Commissioner is responsible for investigating complaints within the scope of disciplinary procedures, while the Alternate Commissioner’s twofold function is to replace the Commissioner if and when he or she is unavailable to perform and to act as an informal interlocutor to the Commissioner in order to support him/her in the performance of his or her duties.

The Presidency shall appoint both candidates from persons with “established competence in professional ethics and legal matters” for a four (4) year term. During the selection process, experience in investigating disciplinary procedures of the type which could fall within the scope of the Code as well as excellent knowledge of and fluency in at least one of the working languages of the Court, which are, in accordance with Article 50 (2) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, English and French, shall be taken into account.

Although these posts are not remunerated, the Court shall cover the costs of investigations, including a daily subsistence allowance to compensate for costs incurred in the event a short-term need arises that requires work away from the appointees’ respective places of residence. Applications for these positions should contain:
– the candidate’s curriculum vitae;
– a statement of the candidate’s proficiency in professional ethics and legal matters, and
– if relevant, a statement of the candidate’s experience in investigating professional misconduct of the type defined in the Code
– the candidates’ certificate of good standing or other document issued by their bar association or other relevant institution informing of any criminal convictions for serious offences or disciplinary sanctions against them or any pending criminal or disciplinary proceedings against them.

Complete applications should be sent to:
The International Criminal Court
Counsel Support Section
Re: Commissioner 2015
Maanweg 174
2516 AB The Hague
The Netherlands
by 30th January 2015.

Irish Rule of Law International seeks Volunteer Programme Lawyer for Access to Justice Project - Malawi
Closing Date: (extended) Friday 30th January, 5pm
Based in Lilongwe, Malawi, the placement is full time for one year, commencing 28 March, 2015. The Programme Lawyer will be based in the Legal Aid Department and will undertake activities to strengthen the capacity of the Department as well as supporting the provision of legal assistance to individuals in prison or in police custody.  Volunteer Living Allowance €1,483 per month provided as well as return flights and health insurance. Full placement and application details are available at



2015 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship - FLAC
Closing Date - Friday 13 February 2015
​FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2015 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on critical social justice issues and developing skills in public interest law practice. To apply please submit an essay on an area of public interest law of your choice (max. 2000 words) along with a cover letter and CV to by Friday 13 February 2015.

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