ECI was established in 1998 within Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki. The institute was named after Erik Castrén (1904-1984), a former Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and a former member of the United Nations International Law Commission. The aim of the Institute is to promote research on public international law and human rights, from broad and often heterodox and trans-disciplinary perspectives. This has always included also critical approaches to European integration and the functioning of law in transnational contexts at large. At present the Institute hosts approximately 30 researchers.
The trainee will primarily support the preparations of a report for the Institute de Droit International on the topic 'The Place of Social Justice in International Law'. Tasks include an in-depth literature review, researching sources, and writing short summaries and reviews of the sources. In addition, the trainee will support the administrative coordinator of the Institute in the realization of ECI's annual week-long hybrid summer seminar at the end of August on the topic of 'European Law and the World: Between Power and Ideology'. If time allows the trainee will also be asked to provide research assistance to other ECI researchers. An overview of ongoing research projects can be found on the ECI website.
EUR 1500.00 per month
Public International Law - Advanced
English - Good
German - Good
French - Good
The trainee is expected to have completed her/his training in public international law and have a propensity for theoretical research work. A good understanding of international relations theories is recommended.
The traineeship can be three months full-time (37,5 hours per week), but part-time arrangement are negotiable.