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Recuitment and traineeships

Recruitment at the Court

All vacancy notices for the different parts of the Council of Europe, including the Court’s Registry, are published on the website of the Council of Europe’s Human Resources Directorate.

Vacancy notices

Assistant lawyers’ scheme

The assistant lawyers’ scheme is open to law graduates and gives legal professionals at the start of their career who are nationals of one of the member States of the Council of Europe the opportunity to work at the Court for a fixed period, processing individual applications relating to their own country’s legal system. Posts are filled by means of competitive examinations which are advertised on the website of the Council of Europe’s Human Resources Directorate.

Information on the assistant lawyers' scheme

Vacancy notices

Traineeships at the Court

Legal professionals with a university degree in law and a sound knowledge of human rights issues, particularly in the context of the Convention, may apply for a traineeship at the Court.

Traineeships may be in one of the legal divisions responsible for processing applications, the Case-law Information and Publications Division, the Just Satisfaction Division, the Research Division, the Press Unit, the Visitors' Unit or the Public Relations Unit. Reasons should be given for choosing a particular area of work within the Court. The electronic application form as well as all relevant information are available on the traineeship page of the Council of Europe.

Traineeship opportunities

Eligibility criteria for study visits