The ABA Center for Human Rights’ (the Center) Justice Defenders Program Labor Rights Initiative is seeking a contracting organization or consultant with expertise in issues related to one or more of the following:
The Center, in collaboration with the selected organization, seeks to provide technical legal assistance to labor rights defenders as well as to advance labor rights and improve working conditions globally. The Labor Rights Initiative, launched in 2021, supports unions, workers’ rights organizations, and labor rights defenders in their pursuit for the realization of labor rights, including the right to freedom of association. It has worked in a number of countries, including Ecuador, Serbia, Tajikistan, Lesotho and Zimbabwe, on issues such as the right to unionization, access to remedy, forced labor, and women’s rights in the workplace. The organization or consultant should have experience understanding these issues under international and/or national laws.
The Center aims to incorporate innovative strategies to engage the legal sector, international organizations, and/or business sector to promote labor rights, improve labor conditions, and to end impunity for rights violators. Candidates should highlight their experience in one or more of the listed issue areas, as well their skills in strategies such as legal drafting, factfinding, and more.
The selected organization or consultant would be part of a roster of subject matter experts for the Initiative, to support ongoing cases as well as future projects.
The indicative types of work to be included in the scope of consultancies include:
Identifying potential cases to engage with for the Labor Rights Initiative
Research and Produce Reports and/or Papers
Candidates should meet one or more of the following criteria.
Please send the following documents in a single PDF and CC [email protected] by February 29 at 5pm EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.