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Department of Justice, Criminal Division
Historian (East Asia)
The Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) investigates and prosecutes international crime cases involving human rights violators, human smuggling organizations and extraterritorial violent crime over which the U.S. has jurisdiction.
As a Historian, you will:
Perform historical research and investigative activities to identify persons in the United States who may have perpetrated human rights violations in East Asia, including persecution, torture, genocide, extrajudicial killings, and the use or recruitment of child soldiers;
Collect and analyze relevant materials from foreign and domestic sources to identify possible perpetrators and evidence related to human rights violations;
Develop new investigations and cases based on materials generated by your own work and that of colleagues and others;
Liaise with appropriate officials of East Asian governments and negotiate access to archival and investigative materials necessary for the development of new cases and the pursuit of cases already under investigation or in litigation;
Liaise with U.S. government personnel in multiple agencies as necessary to accomplish HRSP goals;
Monitor related cases in foreign and domestic courts, as well as in international tribunals;
Identify collections and archives likely to contain useful documentation and assists HRSP in gaining access as necessary; and
Perform all of the research and analytical tasks necessary for the portfolio of investigations and cases.