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Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders


APPOINTMENTS MADE AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON 6 NOVEMBER 2014 FURTHER TO THE DECISION TO POSTPONE APPOINTMENTS WHICH WERE DUE TO BE MADE AT THE 27TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (8-26 September 2014)

APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL MANDATES

NEW: President’s revised list presented on 5 November 2014 and approved by the Council on 6 November 2014
English [Word - PDF]

MANDATE

APPOINTED CANDIDATES

Independent Expert on capacity-building and technical cooperation with Côte d'Ivoire in the field of human rights

Human Rights Council resolution 26/32

AYAT Mohammed
Morocco (M)

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan

Human Rights Council resolution 27/29

NONONSI Aristide
Benin (M)

Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

Human Rights Council resolution 24/18

HELLER Léo
Brazil (M)

Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Human Rights Council resolution 26/20

DEVANDAS AGUILAR Catalina
Costa Rica (F)

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Western European and other States

Human Rights Council resolution 27/1

DUHAIME Bernard
Canada (M)

Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Asia-Pacific States

Human Rights Council resolution 27/25

SUNGA Ricardo III
Philippines (M)

Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Eastern European States

Human Rights Council resolution 27/25

BALCERZAK Michal
Poland (M)

President's letter [Word - PDF] transmitting the addendum to the report of the Consultative Group [Word] relating to the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan (29 October 2014)

At its 42nd meeting on 26 September 2014 (the last meeting of the Council’s 27th session), the Human Rights Council decided to postpone the appointment decision for the seven special procedures mandate holders which were due to be appointed (list below) to an organizational meeting of the Council to be held any time before the end of the 20th session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (27 October to 7 November 2014). The organizational meeting is scheduled for 6 November 2014. In the meantime, the current mandate holders have been extended until then.

President’s list presented on 25 September 2014
English [Word-PDF]

President's letter [Word - PDF] transmitting the report of the Consultative Group [Word] relating to seven special procedures mandate holders to be appointed at HRC27

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ONE MEMBER OF THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND (from Eastern European States) EXPIRED ON 22 AUGUST 2014 (MIDNIGHT GMT)

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ONE MEMBER OF THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND (from Asia-Pacific States) EXPIRED ON 4 AUGUST 2014 (MIDNIGHT GMT)

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR OTHER FIVE MANDATES EXPIRED ON 28 JULY 2014 (MIDNIGHT GMT)

Call for applications EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR ONE MEMBER OF THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND
Secretariat note verbale of 5 August 2014
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

 Call for applications EXTENSION OF DEADLINE TWO MEMBERS OF WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications  NEW MANDATE 
Secretariat note verbale 7 July 2014 
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications 2 NEW MANDATES
Secretariat note verbale 2 July 2014
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications EXTENSION OF DEADLINE 4 MANDATES
Secretariat note verbale of 30 June 2014
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]
Secretariat note verbale of 23 May 2014
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

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

Should the appointee to the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, or any other mandate be a person with a disability, the United Nations would ensure reasonable accommodation for the mandate holder in the implementation of his/her mandate. This may include provisions for the mandate holder to be accompanied as appropriate during official travels by a personal assistant, and/or for additional conference services (such as sign language interpretation) in respect of meetings in which the mandate holder participates

MANDATE

LIST OF CANDIDATES

Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

Human Rights Council resolution 24/18

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Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Western European and other States

Human Rights Council resolution 16/16
 

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Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Asia-Pacific States

Human Rights Council resolution 18/28
 

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Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Eastern European States

Human Rights Council resolution 18/28

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Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Human Rights Council resolution 26/20
 
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Independent Expert on capacity-building and technical cooperation with Còte d'Ivoire in the field of human rights

Human Rights Council resolution 26/32
 

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Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan

Human Rights Council resolution 24/28
 

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