Internship Opportunity: Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong: Rolling applications

Internship Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1984 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. It is the recipient of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award in 2014, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’.

The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations.

The AHRC works towards the radical rethinking and fundamental redesigning of justice institutions in Asia, in order to address human rights violations, with a focus on rule of law and reform of criminal justice institutions. Over the years, we have trained our focus on police torture and state crime.

Intern Requirements

The India Desk of the AHRC is seeking 2 remote interns to research and write on issues of human rights violations in India, specifically for urgent appeals. The position is unpaid and will require 8-10 hours per week with a relatively quick turnaround time.


Monitor and keep up-to-date with cases of human rights violations by reading a variety of news publications

Draft urgent appeals and urgent appeal letters in these cases

Develop and maintain a list of local, national and international authorities, and persons to contact, in order to lobby for action to be taken in the urgent appeals raised

Conduct research into the circumstances surrounding the cases

Conduct research into legal provisions, case law, guidelines etc applicable in the case

Follow up and issue updates as necessary

Conduct any other research that may come up from time to time


A good knowledge of and interest in human rights, rule of law,criminal justice and criminal law

Should ideally be a penultimate/final year/postgraduate law student

Excellent research and writing skills in English

Keen insight into what makes criminal justice processes fail

Self-motivated and the ability to work fast and remotely without supervision

Must be motivated, a self-starter and creative thinker



Application Procedure

Please apply with your CV and a one-page writing sample in Font: Times New Roman, Size: 11, on a law and human rights issue to



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