Legal Researcher, People's Patents Group
Human Rights Law Network
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: May 17, 2009
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Reference:
VACANCY: Legal Researcher
The Peopleˇ¦s Patents Group (PPG) of the Human Rights Law Network, New Delhi seeks applicants for the post of legal researcher in Public Health and Intellectual Property and Agricultural Biotechnology and Intellectual Property.
The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists, dedicated to the use of legal system to advance human rights.
HRLN collaborates with social movements, human rights organizations, and grass-roots development groups to enforce the rights of, amongst others, farmers, tribal, HIV positive and affected people, people with disabilities, prisoners, etc. The primary focus of HRLNˇ¦s Peopleˇ¦s Patent Group is:
„« To explore the possibility of the use of legal tools like Public Interest Litigation and legal interventions to protect the rights of the poor and needy.
„« To undertake legal research in the area of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), public health and agriculture/ farmerˇ¦s rights and food security in India and influence policy and law making process.
„« Publish policy papers and policy documents
„« Organize seminars for sharing knowledge and advocating on key policy issues.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
„« Have completed or be completing degrees in law, additional degree in IPR an asset
„« Work experience proffered but fresherˇ¦s may apply.
„« Have excellent written and spoken English
„« Prove the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and with a range of professional workers and individuals in the community.
„« Demonstrate an interest in this discipline (Publications, paper presentations, etc)
The legal researcher is expected to, among others:
„« Assist on ongoing research projects including briefing papers, Public Interest Litigations, Publications, etc
„« Travel to various parts of the country for empirical research.
„« Assist in the ongoing litigation on IPR.
„« Participation & representation in national and international events
„« Work on a publishable working paper on the issue of his/her interest.
Salary and remuneration will be paid according to merits.
The following documents should be emailed to: email@example.com
1. Detailed CVs.
2. Letter of interest.
3. 2 References.