Placement policy


At its 33rd Ordinary Session held from 26 May to 13 June 2014, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (hereinafter referred to as the “Court”), adopted its 1st Placement Policy, which has been in operational since 2014. It subsequently revised the Placement Policy in 2020 and 2024.

The Placement Policy provides for various placement opportunities to Students; Young Graduates; Interns; AU Youth Volunteers; Fellows; Researchers; Professionals seconded by AU Member States and organizations. The objective of the Placements is to allow the candidates to develop a greater understanding of the Court; develop new skills, knowledge and experiences; gain up to date knowledge of current working practices of the Court; increase opportunities for career development and progression; and to establish networks.

The placements are conducted in hybrid format to include onsite placements; remote/virtue placements as well as mixed placements where the candidates are supervised by experienced staff of the Court.

The placements are open to both citizens and non-citizens of African Union (AU)

Member States and range between a period of two (2) weeks to six (6) months.

Published by the Registry of the Court 3rd Edition, published in February 2024


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