Quote of the week

Excluding refugees from the right to work as private security providers simply because they are refugees will inevitably foster a climate of xenophobia which will be harmful to refugees and inconsistent with the overall vision of our Constitution. As a group that is by definition vulnerable, the impact of discrimination of this sort can be damaging in a significant way. In reaching this conclusion it is important to bear in mind that it is not only the social stigma which may result from such discrimination, but also the material impact that it may have on refugees.

Mokgoro J and O’Regan J (dissenting)
Union of Refugee Women and Others v Director, Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority and Others (CCT 39/06) [2006] ZACC 23
15 May 2012

Internships at Human Rights Commission

INTERNSHIPS

 The SAHRC is currently inviting applications for postgraduate law students to apply for internships at the Western Cape Office of the South African Human Rights Commission.

 

Requirements:

An appropriate four-year legal qualification with courses preferably in:

  • Constitutional Law, Law of Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Criminal

Law and Interpretation of Statutes;

  • ·                Knowledge of Human Rights Law;
    • Knowledge of Constitutional developments;
    • Relevant practical experience would be a recommendation;
    • The applicant should have computer word processing skills.

 

SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES

Very specific attributes required are as follows:

 

ABSOLUTE commitment to the success of the Commission

  • Reliability
  • Tact
  • Organised
  • Integrity
  • Good Team Player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Networking skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Pro active
  • Innovative
  • Can handle pressure
  •  Punctual and able to meet deadlines
  • Assertive
  • Computer literacy and good knowledge and experience of IT systems
  • Enthusiasm to learn

 

We would appreciate if you advise students of this opportunity.

 

Ability to speak isiXhosa will be an advantage.

 

Interested students are invited to contact our offices for further information.

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