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Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

 

APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE AT HRC25 (3-28 March 2014)

NEW: Appointment decision for the 19 mandate-holders which were due to be appointed on the last day of the 25th session of the Human Rights Council (listed below) has been postponed to an organisational meeting of the Council to be held any time before the end of the 19th session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (28 April to 9 May 2014).  In the meantime, the current 19 mandate-holders have been extended until then.

1.       Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, member from Asia-Pacific States
2.       Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, member from Western European and Others States
3.       Independent expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights
4.       Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
5.       Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia
6.       Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and the right to non-discrimination in that context
7.       Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences
8.       Special Rapporteur on the right to food
9.       Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
10.     Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
11.     Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
12.     Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
13.     Special Rapporteur on the situation on human rights defenders
14.     Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from African States
15.     Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Latin American and Caribbean States
16.     Working Group Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, member from African States
17.     Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons
18.     Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice, member from Latin American and Caribbean States
19.     Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, member from Asia-Pacific States

President's letter [PDF] transmitting:
Report of the Consultative Group with recommendations to the President of the Human Rights Council
Part I (Mandate on the Central African Republic) – already appointed at the HRC twentieth special session

President's letter [Word - PDF] transmitting:
Report of Consultative Group with recommendations to the President of the Human Rights Council
Part II (EMRIP and working groups) - English [Word - PDF]

President's letter [Word - PDF] transmitting:
Report of Consultative Group with recommendations to the President of the Human Rights Council
Part III (Remaining individual thematic and country mandates) - English [Word - PDF]

APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL MANDATES

Extension of the deadline for applications
[click for Secretariat’s NV: call for candidatures]
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications pursuant the resignation of 2 mandate holders
[click for Secretariat’s NV: call for candidatures]
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Deadline expired: Application process opened on 29 November 2013 was closed on 16 January 2014 (Midnight, GMT)

Application forms posted in alphabetical order as received within the deadline. Information contained therein is subject to reference check

MANDATE

LIST OF CANDIDATES

Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice
Member from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States

Established by Human Rights Council’s resolution A/HRC/RES/15/23, last renewed by HRC resolution A/HRC/RES/23/7 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination
Member from the Asia-Pacific Group

Established by resolution 2005/2 of the Commission on Human Rights; renewed by HRC resolutions A/HRC/RES/15/12 and A/HRC/RES/24/13

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

 Updated information on the selection and appointment procedure [English | French]

Appointments to be made at HRC25
(3-28 March 2014)

New extension of the deadline for applications
[click for Secretariat’s NV: call for candidatures]
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Extension of the deadline for applications
[click for Secretariat’s NV: call for candidatures]
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications for 2 additional mandates
[click for Secretariat’s NV: call for candidatures]
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications
[click for Secretariat’s NV: call for candidatures]
English [Word - PDF] – French
[Word - PDF]

Deadline expired: Application process opened on 17 September, 2013 was closed on 21 November, 2013 (Midnight, GMT)

Application forms posted in alphabetical order as received within the deadline. Information contained therein is subject to reference check

MANDATE

LIST OF CANDIDATES


Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)
Member from the Asia-Pacific Group

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/6/36

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)
Member from the Western European and Others Group

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/6/36

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Independent expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/16/14

 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/17/13

 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/20/21

 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and the right to non-discrimination in that context

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/15/8

 

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Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/15/2

 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/22/9

 

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Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/16/12

 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/15/14

 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/22/14

 

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Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

Established by Commission of Human Rights resolution 1993/2

 

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Special Rapporteur on the situation on human rights defenders

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/16/5

 

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Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Member from the African Group

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/15/18

 

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Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Member from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/15/18

 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Working Group Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances
Member from the African Group

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/16/16

 

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/24/20

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Central African Republic

Established by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/24/34

Click here for list of eligible candidates that have applied to this mandate