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Thematic mandates

1 August 2014

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. Leilani FARHA(Canada) srhousing@ohchr.org
2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/8 
2013 Human Rights Council resolution 24/115(postponement of the renewal of the mandate)
2014 Human Rights Council resolution 25/17
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. Mireille Fanon Mendes-France (France)
Chair-Rapporteur

Ms. Monorama BISWAS
(Bangladesh)

Ms. Verene SHEPHERD
(Jamaica)

Mr. Sabelo GUMEDZE
(South Africa)

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

Mr. Seong-Phil HONG
(Republic of Korea)

Mr. José GUEVARA(Mexico)

Mr. Sètondji Roland Jean-Baptiste ADJOVI(Benin)

wgad@ohchr.org
2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/18
2013 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. Maud De BOER-BUQUICCHIO(the Netherlands) srsaleofchildren@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/12
2014 Human Rights Council resolution 25/6
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 rights of persons with disabilities 2014 Human Rights Council resolution 26/20 (draft) Mandate holder to be appointed at the 27th HRC session (Sept. 2014)
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
 2014 Human Rights Council resolution 26/17 (draft)
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)

Ms. Houria ES SLAMI (Morocco)

Mr. Osman EL-HAJJE (Lebanon)
wgeid@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/16
2014 Human Rights Council decision 25/116
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
2014 Human Rights Council resolution
26/12 (draft)
Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights 1998 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1998/25 2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/13 Mr. Philip ALSTON (Australia) srextremepoverty@ohchr.org
2014 Human Rights Council resolution 26/3 (draft)
Special Rapporteur on the right to food 2000 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/10 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 13/4 Ms. Hilal ELVER(Turkey) 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. Juan BOHOSLAVSKY(Argentina) ieforeigndebt@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/14
2014 Human Rights Council resolution 25/16
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. David KAYE
(USA)
freedex@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/4
2014 Human Rights Council resolution 25/2
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. Danius PURAS
(Lithuania)
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 Mr. Michel FORST(France) defenders@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/5
2014 Human Rights Council resolution 25/18
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
 2014  Human Rights Council resolution 26/7 (draft)
Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples 2001 Commission on Human Rights resolution 2001/57 2010 Human Rights Council resolution 15/14 Ms. Victoria Lucia TAULI-CORPUZ
(the Philippines)
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 Human Rights Council 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



Human Rights Council resolution 15/12


Ms. Patricia ARIAS
(Chile)
Chair-Rapporteur

Mr. Anton KATZ
(South Africa)

Ms. Elzbieta KARSKA
(Poland)

Mr. Gabor RONA (USA/Hungary)

Mr. Saeed MOKBIL
(Yemen)
mercenaries@ohchr.org
2013 Human Rights Council resolution 24/13
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
 2014  Human Rights Council resolution 26/19 (draft)    
Special Rapporteur 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
2014  Human Rights Council resolution 25/5
Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons 2013 Human Rights Council resolution 24/20 Ms. Rosa KORNFELD-MATTE
(Chile)
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

2014

Human Rights Council resolution 25/32 
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. Urmila BHOOLA
(South Africa)
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
 2014  Human Rights Council resolution 26/6 (draft)
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 Ernesto MENDEZ
(Argentina)
sr-torture@ohchr.org
2011 Human Rights Council resolution 16/23
2014 Human Rights Council resolution 25/13
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. Baskut TUNCAK
(Turkey)

srtoxicwaste@ohchr.org
2012 Human Rights Council resolution
21/17
Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children 2004 Commission on Human Rights resolution
2004/110
2008
HRC resolution
8/12
Ms. Maria Grazia GIAMMARINARO
(Italy)
srtrafficking@ohchr.org
2011 HRC resolution
17/1
 2014  HRC resolution
26/8 (draft)
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2011 Human Rights Council resolution 17/4 2014 HRC resolution 26/22 (draft)

Mr. Michael K. ADDO
(Ghana)
Chair-Rapporteur

Mr. Puvan J. SELVANATHAN
(Malaysia)
 

Ms. Alexandra GUAQUETA (Colombia/USA)

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




2013
HRC resolution
16/2
Ms. Catarina de ALBUQUERQUE
(Portugal)
srwatsan@ohchr.org
HRC 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)

Ms. Alda FACIO
(Costa Rica)

wgdiscriminationwomen@
ohchr.org
Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences 1994 Commission on Human Rights resolution 1994/45 2008
HRC resolution
7/24
Ms. Rashida MANJOO
(South Africa)
vaw@ohchr.org
2011 HRC resolution
16/7
2013 HRC resolution
23/25