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Thematic mandates

1 December 2013

Title / Mandate Mandate established Mandate extended Name & country of origin of the mandate-holder(s) Contact
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Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context

 

2000 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/9 2007 Human Rights Council resolution 6/27 Ms. Raquel ROLNIK
(Brazil)
srhousing@ohchr.org

2010


2013

Human Rights Council resolution 15/8 

Human Rights Council resolution 24/115(postponement of the renewal of the mandate)
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent 2002 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/68 2003 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2003/30 Ms. Verene SHEPHERD
(Jamaica)
Chair-Rapporteur

Ms. Monorama BISWAS
(Bangladesh)

Ms. Mireille FANON-MENDES-FRANCE
(France)

Ms. Maya SAHLI
(Algeria)

Ms. Mirjana NAJCEVSKA
(The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
africandescent@ohchr.org
2008
Human Rights Council resolution 9/14
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 18/28
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 1991 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1991/42 1997 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/50

Mr. Mads ANDENAS
(Norway)
Chair-Rapporteur

Mr. Vladimir TOCHILOVSKY
(Ukraine)
Vice-Chair

Ms. Shaheen Sardar ALI
(Pakistan)

Mr. Roberto GARRETON
(Chile)

Mr. El Hadji Malick SOW
(Senegal)

wgad@ohchr.org
2010



2013
Human Rights Council resolution 15/18

Human Rights Council resolution 24/7
Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography 1990 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1990/68 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 7/13 Ms. Najat Maalla M'JID
(Morocco)
srsaleofchildren@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/12
Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights 2009 Human Rights Council
resolution 10/23
2012 Human Rights Council resolution
19/6
Ms. Farida SHAHEED
(Pakistan)
srculturalrights@ohchr.org
Independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order 2011 Human Rights Council resolution 18/6 Mr. Alfred de ZAYAS
(USA)
ie-internationalorder@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on the right to education 1998 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1998/33 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 8/4 Mr. Kishore SINGH
(India)
sreducation@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/3
Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment 2012 Human Rights Council resolution
19/10
Mr. John KNOX
(USA)
ieenvironment@ohchr.org
Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances 1980 Commission on Human Rights resolution
20 (XXXVI)
2007 Human Rights Council resolution 7/12 Mr. Ariel DULITZKY
(Argentina/United States of America)
Chair-Rapporteur

Mr. Olivier de FROUVILLE (France)

Ms. Jasminka DZUMHUR
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Mr. Jeremy SARKIN
(South Africa)

Mr. Osman EL-HAJJE (Lebanon)
wgeid@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/16
Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions 1982 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1982/35 2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/5 Mr. Christof HEYNS
(South Africa)
eje@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights 1998 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1998/25 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 17/13 Ms. Maria Magdalena SEPÚLVEDA CARMONA
(Chile)
srextremepoverty@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on the right to food 2000 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/10 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 13/4 Mr. Olivier De SCHUTTER
(Belgium)
srfood@ohchr.org
2013 Human Rights Council resolution 22/9
Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights 2000 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/82 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 7/4 Mr. Cephas LUMINA
(Zambia)
ieforeigndebt@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/14
Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/21  2013 Human Rights Council resolution 24/5 Mr. Maina KIAI
(Kenya)
freeassembly@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 1993 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1993/45 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 7/36 Mr. Frank LA RUE
(Guatemala)
freedex@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/4
Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief 1986 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1986/20 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 14/11 Mr. Heiner BIELEFELDT
(Germany)
freedomofreligion@ohchr.org
2013 Human Rights Council resolution 22/20
Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health 2002 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/31 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/22 Mr. Anand GROVER
(India)
srhealth@ohchr.org
2013 Human Rights Council resolution 24/6
Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 2000 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/61 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 7/8 Ms. Margaret SEKAGGYA
(Uganda)
defenders@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/5
Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers 1994 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1994/41 2008
Human Rights Council resolution 8/6
Ms. Gabriela KNAUL
(Brazil)
srindependencejl@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/2
Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples 2001 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2001/57 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/14 Mr. James ANAYA
(United States of America)
indigenous@ohchr.org
2013 Human Rights Council resolution 24/9
Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons 2004 Commission on Human Rights resolution
2004/55
2010 Human Rights Council resolution 14/6 Mr.Chaloka BEYANI
(Zambia)
idp@ohchr.org
2013 HRC Resolution 23/8
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 2005 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2005/2 2010



2013
Human Rights Council resolution 15/12


Human Rights Council resolution 24/13
Mr. Anton KATZ
(South Africa) 
Chair-Rapporteur

Ms. Patricia ARIAS
(Chile)

Ms. Elzbieta KARSKA
(Poland)

Mr. Gabor RONA (USA/Hungary)

Ms. Faiza PATEL
(Pakistan)
mercenaries@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants 1999 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1999/44 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 8/10 Mr. François CRÉPEAU
(Canada)
migrant@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/12
Independent Expert on minority issues 2005 Commission on Human Rights resolution
2005/79
2008 Human Rights Council resolution 7/6 Ms. Rita IZSÁK
(Hungary)
minorityissues@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/6
Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons 2013 Human Rights Council resolution 24/20 to be appointed at HRC 25th session (March 2014) olderpersons@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence 2011 Human Rights Council resolution 18/7 Mr. Pablo De GREIFF
(Colombia)
srtruth@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance 1993 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1993/20 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 7/34 Mr. Mutuma RUTEERE
(Kenya)
racism@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/33
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and its consequences 2007 Human Rights Council resolution 6/14 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/2 Ms. Gulnara SHAHINIAN
(Armenia)
srslavery@ohchr.org
2013 Human Rights council resolution 24/3
Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity 2005 Commission on Human Rights resolution
2005/55
2008
Human Rights Council resolution 7/5
Ms. Virginia DANDAN
(Philippines)
iesolidarity@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/6
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism 2005 Commission on Human Rights resolution
2005/80
2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/15 Mr. Ben EMMERSON
(United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
srct@ohchr.org
2013 Human Rights Council resolution 22/8
Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment 1985 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1985/33 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 8/8 Mr. Juan MENDEZ
(Argentina)
sr-torture@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/23
Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes 1995 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1995/81 2011 Human Rights Council resolution
18/11
Mr. Marc PALLEMAERTS
(Belgium)
srtoxicwaste@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children 2004 Commission on Human Rights resolution
2004/110
2008
Human Rights Council resolution 8/12
Ms. Joy Ngozi EZEILO (Nigeria) srtrafficking@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/1
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/4

Ms. Alexandra GUAQUETA (Colombia/USA)
Chair-Rapporteur

Mr. Puvan J. SELVANATHAN
(Malaysia)
 

Mr. Michael K. ADDO
(Ghana)

Mr. Pavel SULYANDZIGA (Russian Federation)

Ms. Margaret JUNGK
(USA)

wg-business@ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation 2008 Human Rights Council resolution 7/22 2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/2 Ms. Catarina de ALBUQUERQUE
(Portugal)
srwatsan@ohchr.org
2013 Human Rights Council resolution 24/18
Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/23 2013 HRC Resolution
23/7

Ms. Frances RADAY
(Israel/United Kingdom)
Chair-Rapporteur

Ms. Emna AOUIJ
(Tunisia)

Ms. Eleonora ZIELINSKA
(Poland)

Ms. Kamala CHANDRAKIRANA
(Indonesia)

following the resignation of the current mandate holder, a NEW GRULAC member will be appointed at HRC 25 (March 2014)

wgdiscriminationwomen@
ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences 1994 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1994/45 2008
Human Rights Council resolution 7/24
Ms. Rashida MANJOO
(South Africa)
vaw@ohchr.org
2011


2013
HRC Resolution 16/7

HRC Resolution
23/25