[Shelter City 2022] Call for applications for Asser Institute visiting research fellowshipPublished 5 April 2022
Justice & Peace Netherlands has a new call for applications for at risk human rights defenders to participate in its Shelter City programme. The Hague-based Asser Institute is hosting one Shelter City Fellow per year. The deadline for applications is 3 May 2022 at 23:59 CET (Central European Time).
Many human rights defenders, people who peacefully promote freedom, justice and peace, are threatened. Worldwide, human rights defenders increasingly face harassment, slander or even physical violence.
In a growing global movement of cities, citizens and organisations, the Shelter City programme by Justice & Peace Netherlands offers safe and inspiring spaces to human rights defenders at-risk where they can re-energise, receive tailormade support and engage with allies in order to reinforce their local actions for change. Justice & Peace Netherlands has a new call for applications for at risk human rights defenders to participate in its Shelter City Programme.
One fellow per year
To strengthen and support the capacity of local human rights defenders worldwide, Justice & Peace and the Asser Institute have joined forces, whereby the Asser Institute hosts one Shelter City fellow a year within the Asser Institute’s Visiting researchers programme. The selected fellow will carry out a research project during the three-month period and participate in other human rights-related (research) activities of the Asser Institute.
"We are grateful for this collaboration with Justice & Peace Netherlands, as we greatly value the knowledge and insights brought by the Shelter City researchers and human rights defenders to our institute.", says Janne E. Nijman, chairperson of the executive board and academic director of the Asser Institute. “By opening our institute and providing our knowledge and expertise, we hope to make a concrete and structural contribution to the circumstances of the individual human rights defenders, and add to the development of expertise on international and European human rights law.”
Read the full call.
The deadline for applications is 3 May 2022 at 23:59 CET (Central European Time). Please be aware that special conditions apply because of the COVID-19 situation.