Call for UN Treaty Body Human Rights Case Law Reporters

Oxford University Press, together with Professor Başak Çalı, Dr. Alexandre Skander Galand and Dr. Aristi Volou, as editors of the Oxford Reports on International Law: International Human Rights Law module, are looking for human rights case law reporters to help maintain coverage of decisions by the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies. 

Human Rights Case Law Reporters write headnotes for decisions, identified by the editors as particularly relevant or important for the development of international human rights law, on individual complaints delivered by UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies. The headnotes follow a set template and methodology, and are circa 1500 words in length. Reporters are paid £35 (or £70 worth of OUP books) for each accepted headnote for publication and are named in the headnote as the sole author. In addition, reporters are provided with free access to the Oxford Reports on International Law Database.

Successful candidates receive training in legal writing and research skills in comparative legal analysis and join a global team of reporters. This is a great opportunity to be a part of OUP’s successful case law reporting service, to add to your portfolio of publications and to be part of the analysis and dissemination of UN human rights treaty body case law.  

 Reporters should possess:  

  • A post graduate degree in international law, ideally pursuing or having completed a PhD in international law 

  • Strong writing, analytical and legal research skills 

  • A high standard of English 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of international human rights law  

  • A minimum of one year commitment to the programme  

Applications should include in one single document:  

  • A CV; 

  • A short statement highlighting the applicant’s experience, fit with the call and motivation.   

Download the full call for applications here

Applications should be sent to fundamentalrights[at]hertie-school[dot]org by 16 April 2023 with the heading ‘Oxford reports on international law’.