Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Additional appointment made by the Human Rights Council at its organizational session (4 December 2017)

What's new 

NEW: President’s letter of 20 November 2017 with the candidate subsequently approved by the Human Rights Council on 4 December 2017 [WordPDF]

President's letter of 8 November 2017 [Word - PDF] transmitting:
REPORT OF THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RELATING TO THE VACANCY OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON PROTECTION AGAINST VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY, TO BE APPOINTED AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Report of the Consultative Group [Word - PDF]

Application process and deadlines

APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED AND APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED

The application process opened on 14 September 2017 and closed on 11 October 2017 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time)

Call for applications
Secretariat note verbale of 14 September 2017:
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

General information about the selection and appointment process

Mandate and candidates list

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

MANDATE

LIST OF CANDIDATES

Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Human Rights Council resolution 32/2

Lubna AHMED (F)
Sudan

Marco BALBONI (M)
Italy

Dmitri BARTENEV (M)
Russian Federation

S CHELVAN (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Zane DANGOR (M)
South Africa

Aeyal GROSS (M)
Israel

Michael KIRBY (M)
Australia

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Victor MADRIGAL-BORLOZ (M)
Costa Rica

Andrew REYNOLDS (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Krzysztof ŚMISZEK (M)
Poland

Carlos J. ZELADA (M)
Peru

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.