7 positions in new research project on accountability for human rights (deadline: 11 April 2021)

The new research project Futureproofing human rights – developing thicker forms of accountability is hiring 7 researchers at PhD and postdoctoral level.

The researchers will be based at different Flemish universities (Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt) and will work on different but related topics. At the University of Antwerp, the Law and Development Research Group (an LDRN partner) is hiring a postdoc on new duty-bearers.

About the project

The researchers will collaborate on a project that examines how better accountability for human rights violations can be achieved. The aim is to ensure better human rights protection in line with the everyday experience of rights holders.

This is an interdisciplinary project open to candidates with a background in law, criminology, sociology, political science, anthropology or related disciplines.

Read more about the project on this page, in this summary or in this detailed document, and contact the coordinators or relevant PIs for further information.

About the Postdoctoral position at Antwerp University – New duty-bearers

The Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp is seeking to fill one full-time 48-month fully-funded postdoc fellowship.

The successful candidate will help coordinate project proposals in the field of human rights and contribute to attracting external funding, will fulfill a limited number of teaching activities, and will participate in the provision of academic services.

The position will primarily be based at the Law and Development Research Group of the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp. Mature candidates who are able to work in an interdisciplinary environment are sought, ideally with experience of doing research on the topic of human rights accountability/new duty- bearers in human rights law (for more information, click here).

This position is supervised by prof. dr. Wouter Vandenhole.

Applications must be received by April 11, 2021 at 23:59 CET.

Apply by submitting the requested information to wouter.vandenhole [at] uantwerpen.be