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Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

APPOINTMENTS MADE AT THE 31ST SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL(29 February - 24 March 2016)

NEW: President's list of 23 March 2016 approved by the Human Rights Council on 24 March 2016
English [Word - PDF]

MANDATE (in alphabetical order)

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDERS

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Eastern European States

Human Rights Council resolution 6/36 

Mr. Alexey TSYKAREV
Russian Federation
Indigenous origin: Karelian

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Latin American and Caribbean States

Human Rights Council resolution 6/36

Ms. Erika YAMADA
Brazil
Indigenous origin: not applicable

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

Commission on Human Rights resolution 1993/2 and Human Rights Council resolution 5/1

Mr. Stanley Michael LYNK
Canada

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from Asia-Pacific States

Human Rights Council resolution 26/22

Mr. Surya DEVA
India

 

President's letter [Word - PDF] transmitting:
REPORT OF THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RELATING TO THE VACANCIES OF SPECIAL PROCEDURES MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED AT THE THIRTY-FIRST SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – PART II (SR on OPT)
English [Word - PDF]

President's letter [Word - PDF] transmitting:
REPORT OF THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RELATING TO THE VACANCIES OF SPECIAL PROCEDURES MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED AT THE 31ST SESSION – PART I (EMRIP and WG Business)
English [Word - PDF]

APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL MANDATES


APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES OCCUPIED SINCE 1967
Application process opened on 4 January 2016 and closed on 11 February 2016 (12.00 noon GMT)

Extension of the deadline for applications for the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Secretariat note verbale of 4 February 2016: Extension of the deadline for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications for one additional mandate due to resignation
Secretariat note verbale of 4 January 2016: Call for applications for the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 (due to resignation)
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]


APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR THE EXPERT MECHANISM ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (EMRIP)
Application process opened on 18 November 2015 and closed on 21 January 2016 (12.00 noon GMT)

Extension of the deadline for EMRIP applications
Secretariat note verbale of 11 January 2016: Extension of the deadline for applications for two EMRIP members only
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]
Secretariat note verbale of 18 November 2015: Initial call for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]


APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WORKING GROUP ON THE ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Application process opened on 21 December 2015 and closed on 21 January 2016 (12.00 noon GMT)

Call for applications for one additional mandate due to resignation
Secretariat note verbale of 21 December 2015: Call for applications for one additional mandate (Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises) due to resignation
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

General information about the selection and appointment process

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

MANDATE (in alphabetical order)

LIST OF CANDIDATES

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Eastern European States

Human Rights Council resolution 6/36 

Mr. Borys BABIN 
Ukraine
Indigenous origin: not applicable

Mr. Oleksandr MEREZHKO
Ukraine
Indigenous origin: not applicable

Ms. Polina SHULBAEVA
Russian Federation
Indigenous origin: Selkup

Mr. Alexey TSYKAREV
Russian Federation
Indigenous origin: Karelian

Ms. Lyudmyla VESPER
Ukraine
Indigenous origin: not applicable

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Latin American and Caribbean States

Human Rights Council resolution 6/36

Mr. Tomás ALARCÓN
Peru
Indigenous origin: Takana – Aymara

Mr. Alihuen ANTILEO NAVARRETE
Chile
Indigenous origin: Mapuche

Mr. Americo AROCA
Peru
Indigenous origin: not applicable

Mr. Alvaro BACA
Nicaragua
Indigenous origin: not applicable

Ms. Elisa CANQUI MOLLO
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Indigenous origin: Aymara

Mr. Carlos CHEX
Guatemala
Indigenous origin: Maya-Kaqchikel

Mr. Albert DETERVILLE
Saint Lucia
Indigenous origin: Indigenous People (Bethechilokono) of Saint Lucia

Mr. Alí FERNÁNDEZ CORREA
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Indigenous origin: Wayuu

Ms. Gaby GÓMEZ-GARCÍA VARGAS
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Indigenous origin: not applicable

Mr. Marcos MATÍAS
Mexico
Indigenous origin: Nahua

Mr. Fortunato TURPO CHOQUEHUANCA
Peru
Indigenous origin: Quechua – Aymara

Mr. Ronny VELÁSQUEZ
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Indigenous origin: not applicable

Mr. Saúl VINCENTE
Mexico
Indigenous origin: Zapotec

Ms. Erika YAMADA
Brazil
Indigenous origin: not applicable

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

Commission on Human Rights resolution 1993/2 and Human Rights Council resolution 5/1

Mr. Saer AMMAR
Syrian Arab Republic

Ms. Phyllis BENNIS
United States of America

Ms. Christina CERNA
United States of America

Ms. Penelope GREEN
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Vinodh JAICHAND
South Africa

Mr. Anohar JOHN
India

Mr. Hussein KALOUT
Brazil

Ms. Magali LAFOURCADE
France

Mr. Stanley Michael LYNK
Canada

Mr. Michael MANSFIELD
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from Asia-Pacific States

Human Rights Council resolution 26/22

Ms. Motoko AIZAWA
Japan

Mr. Mohammad ALHATTAWI
United Arab Emirates

Ms. Aishah BIDIN
Malaysia

Mr. Surya DEVA
India

Mr. Hiroshi ISHIDA
Japan

Mr. Anohar JOHN
India

Mr. Miloon KOTHARI
India

Ms. Neha KUMAR
India

Mr. Seong-hoon LEE
Republic of Korea

Mr. Xiaohui LIANG
China

Mr. Yongxiang SHEN
China

Mr. Hidemi TOMITA
Japan

Mr. Keiichi USHIJIMA
Japan

Should the appointee to any of the mandates be a person with a disability, the United Nations would be obliged to 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 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.