An ‘important purpose of section 34 [of the Constitution] is to guarantee the protection of the judicial process to persons who have disputes that can be resolved by law’ and that the right of access to court is ‘foundational to the stability of an orderly society. It ensures the peaceful, regulated and institutionalised mechanisms to resolve disputes, without resorting to self-help. The right of access to court is a bulwark against vigilantism, and the chaos and anarchy which it causes. Construed in this context of the rule of law and the principle against self-help in particular, access to court is indeed of cardinal importance’.The right guaranteed s34 would be rendered meaningless if court orders could be ignored with impunity:the underlying purposes of the right — and particularly that of avoidance of self-help — would be undermined if litigants could decide which orders they wished to obey and which they wished to ignore.
If interested, contact Mr. Joel Bedos, Paris: firstname.lastname@example.org
The IDAHO committee is a human rights defence organisation focusing on the fight against Homophobia and Transphobia worldwide. Its mission is to develop and promote the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, celebrated each May 17th by hundreds of organisations across more than 50 countries. Its annual report, providing detailed information on its objectives and strategies, can be accessed online at http://idahomophobia.org/
Within our workplan for 2009/2011, our organisation is looking for interns or students who want to engage on a longer term basis with the subjects we deal with. Mpre specifically, we are looking for intern to :
1) Develop our resource centre :
The intern will be working under the supervision of the Chair and the Global Coordinator, and will be responsible for developing the resource centre of the organisation, as one of our missions in the support to grassroots organisations is to facilitate their access to academic/research material for them to use in their advocacy and campaigns activities.
Fields covered include :
But other related issues can be considered, depending on the intern’s own expertise and research domain.
The tasks of the intern will be to :
2) Assist in our campaign on Religions and Homo/transphobia, aiming at highlighting the positive role Religions can and should play in the fight against homo/transphobia
The intern will assist in all aspects of the campaign, including :
The duration of the internships can be adapted to the student’s availability but we will favour internships of a minimum of 3 months. We cannot offer any allowance at the moment, but we are actively seeking to fundraise for this, so developments are possible, albeit not guaranteed. Limited amounts to cover communication/administration costs can be made available when justified.
The intern, unless located in Paris, will work from home with her/his personal equipment and with regular contacts with the management team and with other interns working on the same objective.
Working language is essentially English but written understanding of other languages is an additional asset.BACK TO TOP