The Mechanism is mandated to perform a number of essential functions previously carried out by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”). In carrying out these essential functions the Mechanism maintains the legacies of these two pioneering ad hoc international criminal courts and strives to reflect best practices in the field of international criminal justice. Chambers provides administrative and legal support to the Judges of the Mechanism in the execution of their judicial work.
In Chambers, interns have the opportunity to support the judicial work of the Single Judges and the Trial and Appeals Chambers. Chambers interns may engage in legal research in international criminal law and procedure, provide support on legal and factual issues at all stages of proceedings, and assist in the preparation of judicial documents. Interns may also perform routine tasks such as compiling and collating materials, and other duties as required.
It is our aim that, in principle, internships take place in person rather than remote. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and whilst travel restrictions are in place, Chambers will consider applications from candidates who have been legally residing in The Netherlands for a minimum of six months prior to the start of the internship, and who are registered with a general practitioner in the country.