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Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Appointments made at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council (11-29 September 2017)

What's new

NEW: PRESIDENT'S LIST of 18 September 2017 on seven mandates approved by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2017 [Word - PDF]

PRESIDENT’S LIST of 28 August 2017 on six out of seven mandates [WordPDF]

President's letter of 8 September 2017 [Word - PDF] transmitting:
REPORT OF THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RELATING TO THE VACANCY OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON LEPROSY TO BE APPOINTED AT THE THIRTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (PART II)
Report of the Consultative Group (Part II) [Word]

President's letter of 14 August 2017 [Word - PDF] transmitting:
REPORT OF THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RELATING TO THE VACANCIES OF SIX OUT OF THE SEVEN SPECIAL PROCEDURE MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED AT THE THIRTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL(PART I)
Report of the Consultative Group (Part I) [Word]

Application process and deadlines

APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL SEVEN MANDATES AND APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED

For the following new special procedure mandate, the application process opened on 28 June 2017 and closed on 24 August 2017 (12 noon GMT):

- Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

For the following six special procedure mandates, the application process opened on 24 April 2017 and closed on 8 June 2017 (12 noon GMT):

- Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
- Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Western European and other States
- Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from African States
- Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Asia-Pacific States
- Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Eastern European States
- Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Western European and other States;

Extension of the deadline for applications for the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
Secretariat note verbale of 17 August 2017: Extension of the deadline for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Secretariat note verbale of 28 June 2017: Call for applications for the Special
Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Extension of the deadline for applications for six mandates
Secretariat note verbale of 1 June 2017: Extension of the deadline for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications for six mandates
Secretariat note verbale of 24 April 2017: Call for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

General information about the selection and appointment process

Mandates 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

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Human Rights Council resolution 34/35

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. E. Tendayi ACHIUME

Zambia

Mr. Yao Nikez ADU
Russian Federation

Mr. Christian AHLUND
Sweden

Mr. Yaman AKDENIZ
Turkey

Mr. Liaquat ALI
Pakistan

Mr. Ahmedou Tidjane BAL
Mauritania

Ms. Vilna BASHI TREITLER
United States of America

Mr. Stephen BRONNER
United States of America

Mr. Javier BUJAN
Argentina

Ms. Epsy CAMPBELL
Costa Rica

Ms. Dominique DAY
United States of America

Ms. Tala DOWLATSHAHI
United States of America

Ms. Mireille FANON MENDES-FRANCE
France

Ms. Rose KIISHWEKO
Tanzania

Mr. Tefik MAHMUT
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Mr. Matlotleng MATLOU
South Africa

Ms. Gay McDOUGALL
United States of America

Mr. Pedro MOURATIAN
Argentina

Mr. Mwiza NKHATA
Malawi

Mr. Antonio PALLAS VALENCIA
Spain

Ms. Melissa PARKE
Australia

Ms. Marie-Evelyne PETRUS
France

Mr. Nyameko PITYANA
South Africa

Mr. Asif QURESHI
Pakistan

Ms. Edna SANTOS ROLAND
Brazil

Mr. Pierre SOB
Cameroon

Ms. Mischa THOMPSON
United States of America

Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
Human Rights Council resolution 35/9

Mr. Yohanna ABDOU
Niger

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Alice CRUZ
Portugal

Ms. Barbara FREY
United States of America

Ms. Jhuma HALDER
Bangladesh

Ms. Fouzia HALI
Morocco

Mr. Raja MARIA XAVIER
India

Mr. Amar ROUABHI
Algeria

Mr. Nuah TARIGAN
Indonesia

Mr. Amar TIMALSINA
Nepal

Mr. Imeru YIGEZU
Ethiopia

Mr. Adi YOSEP*
Indonesia

Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Western European and other States
Human Rights Council resolution 27/25

Ms. Dominique DAY
United States of America

Ms. Dòwòti DÉSIR
United States of America

Ms. Shulaika GIRIGORI
Netherlands

Ms. Elisabeth  KANEZA
Germany

Mr. Antonio PALLAS VALENCIA
Spain

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Marie-Evelyne PETRUS

France

Ms. Mischa THOMPSON
United States of America

Ms. Opal TOMETI
United States of America

Ms. Veronica WOMACK
United States of America

Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from African States

Human Rights Council resolution 32/4

Ms. Naima  BENWAKRIM
Morocco

Ms.  KHADIJA CHERIF
Tunisia

Ms. Joy EZEILO
Nigeria

Ms. Salwa HAMROUNI
Tunisia

Ms. Mozn HASSAN
Egypt

Ms. Rhoda IGE
Nigeria

Ms. Fatma KHAFAGY
Egypt

Ms. Amal KHALIFA
Egypt

Ms. Rose KIISHWEKO
Tanzania

Ms. Kobauyah KPATCHA
Togo

Ms. Faiza MOHAMED
Djibouti

Ms. Madeleine NIRERE
Rwanda

Ms. Noangma OUANGRAWA / KOUDOUGOU
Burkina Faso

Ms. Ruth SEBATINDIRA
Uganda

Mr. Pierre SOB
Cameroon

Ms. Patricia SUKORE
Nigeria

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Meskerem TECHANE

Ethiopia 

Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Asia-Pacific States

Human Rights Council resolution 32/4

Ms. Zarizana ABDUL AZIZ
Malaysia

Ms. Nausheen AHMAD
Pakistan

Ms. Leila ALIKARAMI
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Ms. Vrinda GROVER
India

Ms. Furrah KASHIF
Pakistan

Ms. Rita KOLIBONSO
Indonesia

Ms. Haina LU
China

Mr. Bimal PATEL
India

Ms. Puneet  PUNEET
India

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Melissa UPRETI

Nepal

Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Eastern European States

Human Rights Council resolution 32/4

Mr. Yao Nikez ADU
Russian Federation

Mr. Borut AMBROZIC
Slovenia

Ms. Danela ARSOVSKA
(application withdrawn on 18 July 2017)

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Ms. Zuzana CANDIGLIOTA
Czechia 

Ms. Halyna FELDKOVYCH
Ukraine

Ms. Maja HAWLINA
Slovenia

Ms. Mirjana NAJCHEVSKA
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Ms. Wanda NOWICKA
Poland

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Ivana RADAČIĆ

Croatia

Mr. Roman WIERUSZEWSKI
Poland

Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Western European and other States

Human Rights Council resolution 32/4

Ms. Teresa ANJINHO
Portugal

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Elizabeth BRODERICK

Australia

Mr. Andrew BYRNES
Australia

Ms. Rosa CELORIO
United States of America

Ms. Christine  CHINKIN
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Rosa  DA COSTA
Portugal

Ms. Dominique DAY
United States of America

Mr. Carlos María DE CERÓN Y CASTRO
Spain

Mr. Jared GENSER
United States of America

Ms. Jacqueline HUNT
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Yakare-Oule (Nani) JANSEN REVENTLOW
Netherlands

Ms. Magali LAFOURCADE
France

Ms. Sylvie PIERRE-BROSSOLETTE
France

Ms. Bianca Maria POMERANZI
Italy

Ms. Diane ROMAN
France

Ms. June ZEITLIN
United States of America

* At the request of the candidate the Word application form has been removed from the website but can be obtained upon request from the Secretariat.

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.