Internship - Court Management Section, The Hague

Organization: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Country: Netherlands

City: The Hague, Netherlands

Office: ICC The Hague

Closing date: Thursday, 27 August 2020

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Organisational Unit:

Court Management Section, Registry

Duty Station:

The Hague - NL

Contract Duration:

As soon as possible, for a period of 6 months

Deadline for Applications:

27 August 2020

Required Documents for This Application

Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:

A completed ‚Duties and Responsibilities Form‘ (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).

Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).

Two reference letters (one academic).

Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.

Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.

One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Important message:

To participate in containing the COVID-19 spread and in line with the measures adopted by the Host State, the ICC staff members, interns and visiting professional based in The Hague are currently working remotely. Accordingly, the candidates selected for this internship position are expected to work remotely until the re-opening of the ICC’s premises.

Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement).

Organisational Context

The Court Management Section (CMS) is in the Division of Judicial Services within the Registry. CMS has the Registry’s delegated responsibility to provide support to core processes of the Court’s judicial proceedings, in particular for the court operations and judicial information management. This includes (i.a) representing the Registrar during the court proceedings, supporting the current court applications and keeping a full and accurate record of all proceedings before the Chamber.

Furthermore the Section is responsible for the receipt, processing and distribution of the official court filings, production of transcripts and the audio-visual recording of the proceedings. Additionally, CMS, is the Registry’s designated custodian of the record of proceedings and is therefore responsible for the management of judicial records and information, both in original form as well as in their electronic format.

Currently CMs is also dealing with the implementation of a large project, the Judicial Workflow Platform (JWP).

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists the ALO/Court Officer in representing the Registry during the Court proceedings;
Drafts SOPs, filings and memoranda in relation to the activities of the Court Management Section;
Assists with the handling of the evidence in accordance with the applicable standards;
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Supports the respective CMS units with the JWP project work

Organise and participate in meetings;
Draft meeting minutes and relevant communications;
Any other duties as assigned by the CMS management team

Required Qualifications Education: All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Experience: Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience on project management will be considered an asset. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of international legal instruments, in particular relevant to the ICC, the Legal texts of the ICC and the registration rules;
Knowledge of courtroom procedures and the roles of all those involved in their preparation and support;
Knowledge of electronic court applications and evidence handling;
Excellent drafting skills for legal texts, memoranda and filings related to the activities of the Court Management Section;
Strong organisational and planning skills.

Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.

Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).

Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset. [This can be changed accordingly]

Other criteria:

In line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of the countries listed below are strongly encouraged to apply.

Non-represented or under-represented countries at the ICC as of 30 June 2020: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Kiribati, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia.


Please note that the ICC is not able to provide all participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred during the internship or visiting professional placement.

Applicants should therefore be able to support themselves for the duration of their internship or placement.

Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors to fund nationals of States Parties from developing regions. These donations are equally divided between the four Organs of the Court.

If funding is available, the Human Resources Section shall assess a candidate’s eligibility in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors.

In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statue and appears on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions.

Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.