Global Intern Strike: UN Interns Strike Over Pay and Diversity
United Nations interns at the Khmer Rouge tribunal went on strike yesterday, challenging the fairness of unpaid internships and saying they limit the court’s diversity. The action was part of a global intern strike, and today’s release of the UN Interns Report from the Fair Internship Initiative, which found 64 percent of the global body’s interns hailed from high-income countries.
An internal survey of 26 interns at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia reached similar results, and that 60 percent relied on money from their families to take what is often seen as a crucial first step in their international criminal law careers.
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