International Legal Jobs: Programme Lawyer| Full-time, eyeWitness

International Legal Jobs: Programme Lawyer| Full-time, eyeWitness

International Legal Jobs: Programme Lawyer| Full-time, eyeWitness


About eyeWitness

eyeWitness seeks to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice by providing technical expertise in building photo and video dossiers that can be authenticated for use in criminal investigations or trials.


  • -Develop and maintain up-to-date training materials on the eyeWitness app and other related international justice topics.

Location: The role will be based in London, with a combination of remote and in-office work.

Conditions of contract: Full-time and permanent contract. eyeWitness began as an initiative of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the employment contract will be with the IBA. The same benefits package and conditions that apply to IBA employees will apply (e.g. holidays, time off in lieu, pension).

About the team

  • We are a small and multicultural team with expertise in human rights investigations, case building and technology. We are passionate about the use of technology to promote accountability and have strong networks in countries where human rights abuses are recent or ongoing.
  • Our work is at the forefront of law and technology. It is varied, multifaceted and creative, but also highly technical.
  • We operate in a flexible, responsive way, constantly liaising with activists and human rights defenders who are often in high-risk locations. We are driven by their needs and concerns.
  • We work as collaboratively as possible. We enjoy sharing ideas and finding solutions as a team.

About you

You are an enthusiastic team player, highly organised, and forward-thinking. A quick learner, you will be able to work with professionals of a variety of cultures and disciplines, including with local activists, victims’ lawyers, litigation NGOs, law enforcement and international institutions such as the UN and the ICC.

You will have a keen interest and ability in developing the role and the organisation, and will be open to learning on the job as we advance our mission. You will have experience working with civil society organisations as well as in building cases, ideally with digital evidence such as photos and video, but also open-source data. You will know how to juggle multiple priorities and lead cases and projects with minimal supervision.

You will have an interest and passion for international justice for the most egregious crimes and will have a commitment to improving the standard of evidence presented in human rights cases, both in judicial and non-judicial settings.


  • First-level university degree in law.
  • Advanced degree in criminal law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, or international human rights law (desirable).
  • Experience conducting criminal and/or human rights investigations, building cases and drafting submissions, including carrying out field investigations, collecting and analysing different types of evidence, and identifying and pursuing legal avenues for justice at national and international levels.
  • Experience working with digital evidence, particularly photo and video, user-generated content and open-source materials in legal proceedings (desirable).
  • Experience working with local activists, victims’ lawyers, litigation NGOs, and law enforcement or international mechanisms (such as the UN and the ICC).
  • Experience with training others, or in giving external presentations.
  • Experience managing projects; including design, budgeting, implementation, and evaluating.
  • Experience working with coders, developers and technologists, and/or developing proprietary software (desirable).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to represent the organisation externally in diplomatic and law enforcement contexts, and to explain complex legal concepts to a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of international criminal law, particularly the elements of atrocity crimes and familiarity with national, regional, or international justice mechanisms.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, independently and with minimal supervision, take initiative and prioritise tasks.
  • Knowledge of languages other than English would be a strong advantage, in particular Arabic, Spanish, or French.
  • Candidates applying should be aware that there will be a requirement to review graphic content of atrocities and to travel internationally, including to countries where the security situation may not be stable

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter with 1) details about how you meet the position requirements specification, and 2) a brief example (maximum 300 words) of a case or investigation where you played a leading role to

The salary range for this role is £40,000-£50,000, subject to experience.

The closing date for applications is 4 August 2023.

For any queries and to apply, please email:



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