The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor announced three awards for three refugees to participate in a 10-day program
in Geneva to defend refugees’ rights during the 2019 UN Human Rights Council sessions. The three awards will be given
throughout three different sessions of OHCHR in March, June and September.
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor is a non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Geneva. The
organization has regional offices, experts and representatives in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa. The youth
led organization not only documents human rights violations, but also makes partnerships with other human rights
organizations to make impact and bring change. The Euro-Med, through its projects and detailed reports, seeks to shed
light on marginalized groups of victims and affected people, help improving their humanitarian situation and supporting
them, and make recommendations for dealing with the humanitarian crises and helping those affected. Euro-Med Monitor are
highly concerned with refugee affairs through reports and intensive activities aimed at monitoring violations in the
Middle East and North Africa, or on their journey to across the sea to reach Europe or European countries. The Euro-Med
Monitor for Human Rights also carries out advocacy campaigns to support refugees and help move the countries to improve
their legal and living conditions.
Why Falk Award?
Richard Falk is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Euro-Med Monitor for Human rights and a professor Emeritus
of International Law at Princeton University and a research fellow at Orfalea Centre of Global and International
Studies, University of California.
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor chose Falk in recognition of his extensive efforts in the field of
international law and international relations and advocacy for the vulnerable and marginalized, especially in the Middle
East and North Africa. Moreover, he served as the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine, and he is
the author of over 20 books, plus countless edited volumes and articles on the subjects of human rights, international
law, and global institutions. Falk has also chaired the board of numerous organizations including the Nuclear Age Peace
Foundation based in Santa Barbara. Falk also acted as a counsel to Ethiopia and Liberia in the Southwest Africa cases
before the International Court of Justice.
The Euro-Med’a activities during the United Nations Human Rights Council
• The Euro-Med's representatives give official speeches during the main session of the Human Rights Council.
• The Euro-Med organizes a number of human rights seminars about issues it covers in the MENA region.
• The Euro-Med's team engages with international institutions and attends seminars and activities held during the period
the sessions are held.
What does the award include?
Three of the applicants will be selected to travel to Geneva for ten days during the regular sessions of the UN Human
Rights Council. The first applicant will be selected to travel to attend the March 2019 session of the Council, while
the second will be selected to attend the June session, and the third will be selected to attend the September session.
This opportunity will cover travel cost, accommodation, food and transportation.
The selected persons will join the Euro-Med team in Geneva for ten days and will attend the Human Rights Council and
will participate in the Euro-Med activities, with the supervision of our team.
Conditions and qualifications
• The applicant must have a residency permit in an European country or a travel document that enables him/her to travel
• The applicant must be a refugee (given a refugee status from an EU state in which he or she resides or from UNHCR or
• The applicant must be under 30 years of age.
• The applicant must be a specialist in human rights, political science, media or related fields.
• The applicant must have experience in the legal or voluntary work field for a period of not less than six months.
• The applicant must speak at least two of three languages: Arabic, English and French.
How to apply?
Please submit the application by e-mail to Geneva@euromedmonitor.org
including the CV and a cover letter (no more than 500 words) by Thursday 10 January 2018.