Are you our new dynamic international coordinator?

Are you also concerned about the increasing difficulties (obstructions, threats or worse) lawyers around the world experience in the performance of their duties? The Day of the Endangered Lawyer Foundation aims to promote unimpeded professional practice for lawyers who, anywhere in the world, offer assistance to clients whose human rights are at stake under repressive regimes.

The Foundation:
– organizes the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, when in more than 25 countries around the world lawyers demonstrate in robes at embassies;
– maintains international contacts during the year;
– promotes cooperation with human rights organizations, lawyers, embassies and other stakeholders; and
– maintains a website supporting these activities.

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer was held for the first time on January 24, 2010. Since then the Day is organized every year in more and more places in the world.

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer Foundation is looking for a successor (f/m) to its present international coordinator. This is a not a paid position but it requires maintaining many international contacts, for a cause that matters.

Concretely, this involves
– representing the Foundation;
– supporting lawyers and organizations in other countries; and
– all activities needed to organize the Day, as much as possible in cooperation with other organizations.

Extensive experience in the field of human rights and involvement in the situation of internationally threatened lawyers are a requirement. If you are dynamic and tenacious, you are the person we are looking for.

The current international coordinator, Mr. Hans Gaasbeek, will familiarize you with his work and then will take care of some smaller projects in a minor role, in the meantime transferring the network to you.

More information about the Foundation can be found on this website. Please call Hans Gaasbeek at +31 6 52 05 50 43 or send an e-mail to
Please send your response, with a CV and a motivation letter, to the same e-mail address or by post to: Nieuwe Gracht 5a, 2011 NB Haarlem, The Netherlands.