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Director of the Bingham Centre-new employment opportunity at BIICL

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is a new centre of excellence for the study and promotion of the rule of law, established in the name of Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG, one of the leading world experts on this issue. The Centre is part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and will enhance the commitment to the rule of law at national, regional and international levels, as well as its application and understanding, including the challenges which it faces. The Centre will promote legal and policy tools to support the rule of law around the world, in concept and application.

The Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law will provide strategic direction and leadership of the Centre. The person appointed would be widely regarded as a prominent person in their fields, and have experience and understanding in relation to the rule of law and its impact internationally. They must have appropriate experience, for example, in academia, in public bodies, in practice or in business, to be able to manage a dynamic research centre with a global perspective within the Institute.

The Director of the Centre will report to the Director of the Institute, and will work with and under the broad guidance of Lord Bingham and a small eminent advisory group. The person appointed will also liaise closely with the Director of the Institute.

The Director of the Centre will be appointed with a five-year contract. Consideration will be given to applicants seeking less than full-time employment and to applicants who may wish to hold this appointment in conjunction with another appropriate position. It is hoped that the Director of the Centre will be able to commence in early autumn 2010.

To read the full job description for this role, please click this link: Director of the Bingham Centre - Job Description

Interested candidates must apply by sending a CV, together with a covering letter, by email to the Institute's General Manager Geoffrey Sautner at The closing date for applications is 15 June 2010.

Further important information about this post, including a job description, as well as information about the Institute generally, can be obtained at the Institute's website: Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Institute's Director, Professor Robert McCorquodale, at or + 44 (0)207 862 5151.

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