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Who we are 

AsyLex is a Swiss non-profit organisation which supports asylum seekers in their procedure by providing free legal aid online. All activities are financed by donations and made possible by more than 150 volunteers in Switzerland, Greece, Italy, and Lebanon working for free.

What you will do

We are looking for volunteers to join our International Human Rights Litigation team. Our team assists asylum seekers whose human rights have been seriously violated but not adequately addressed by the authorities in the national proceedings. We support our clients by filing complaints with international human rights bodies. Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Drafting complaints and replica to international human rights bodies, including the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Committee against Torture (CAT), the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) or the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED);
  • Advising and supporting clients in their legal matters and referring clients to partner organisations;
  • Attending seminars related to international litigation in the field of asylum and refugee law and contributing to the enhancement of the knowledge of the team.

What we are looking for

You ideally have an academic background in law, human rights or humanitarian law, international relations or in a related field. Fluency in English is required, good knowledge of German is highly desirable, French and any other language is a plus. You have a profound interest in asylum and refugee issues and are passionate about helping people and assisting them in their legal matters. You love to take initiative and are reliable. If you are willing to support us in our cause and to be available at least 3 hours per week (work done remotely), we are looking forward to hearing from you (

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