Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

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Appointments made at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council (14 September - 2 October 2015)

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NEW: PRESIDENT'S LIST of 28 September 2015 approved by the Human Rights Council on 2 October 2015
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 30TH SESSION
English [Word - PDF]

Application processes and deadlines

APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL MANDATES

Updated information on the two-step application procedure [English | French]
General information about the selection and appointment process

Application process for the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Eastern European States, opened on 20 July 2015 and closed on 7 September 2015 (9 a.m. GMT)

Extension of the deadline for applications for WGEID Member from Eastern European States only Secretariat note verbale of 2 September 2015: Extension of the deadline for applications for the post of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Eastern European States
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT, MEMBER FROM LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STATES

Application process opened on 20 July 2015 and closed on 31 August 2015 (12.00 noon GMT)

Extension of the deadline for applications
Secretariat note verbale of 19 August 2015: Extension of the deadline for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications for two additional mandates due to resignations
Secretariat note verbale of 20 July 2015: Call for applications for two additional mandates
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR IN THE FIELD OF CULTURAL RIGHTS

Application process opened on 21 May 2015 and closed on 7 July 2015 (12.00 noon GMT)

Extension of the deadline for applications
Secretariat note verbale of 19 June 2015: Extension of the deadline for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications
Secretariat note verbale of 21 May 2015: Call for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

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

MANDATE LIST OF CANDIDATES


Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Latin American and Caribbean States

Human Rights Council resolution 27/25

Mr. Carlos Federico FEO ACEVEDO
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Ms. Patricia Micheli FOLADOR
Brazil

Ms. Blenda Lara FONSECA DO NASCIMENTO
Brazil

Ms. Claudia MOSQUERA ROSERO
Colombia

Mr. Rocío MUÑOZ FLORES
Peru

Ms. Rita PEMBERTON
Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Carlos QUESADA
Costa Rica

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Mr. Ahmed REID

Jamaica

Mr. Clare ROBERTS
Antigua and Barbuda

Ms. Barbara Oliveira SOUZA
Brazil

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Eastern European States
Human Rights Council resolution 27/1

Ms. Penelopa GJURCHILOVA
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Ms. Suzana MATEJIĆ
Serbia

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Mr. Henrikas MICKEVICIUS

Lithuania

Ms. Nicoleta MUNTEAN
Republic of Moldova

Mr. Vehid SEHIC
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Goran ŠIMIĆ
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Alexandr SOLNTSEV
Russian Federation

Mr. Maxim TIMOFEEV
Russian Federation


Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
Human Rights Council resolution 28/9

Mr. Amar AMAR SINGH
India

Mr. Ivo Mbongaya ARREY
Cameroon

Mr. Jagmohan BAJAJ
India

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Karima BENNOUNE

United States of America

Ms. Christina CERNA
Nicaragua

Ms. Myrna CUNNINGHAM
Nicaragua

Mr. Antoon DE BAETS
Belgium

Mr. Jan DE GROOF
Belgium

Ms. Yvonne DONDERS
Netherlands

Mr. Mohab ELSHORBAGI
Egypt

Mr. Amareswar GALLA
Australia

Ms. Laura GARCÍA JUAN
Spain

Mr. Olivier GONNET
France

Ms. Jayashree GUPTA  
India

Mr. Jean Baptiste HARELIMANA  
Rwanda

Ms. Lucina JIMENEZ
Mexico

Ms. Alice KAMAU
Kenya

Mr. Armel Bonnisseur KOOHO A KEMOUM
Cameroon

Ms. Magali LAFOURCADE  
France

Ms. Haina LU
China

Mr. Vittorio MAINETTI
Italy

Mr. Elio MENZIONE
Italy

Mr. Patrice MEYER-BISCH
Switzerland

Ms. Alice MOGWE
Botswana

Mr. Tom ONYANGO
Kenya

Mr. Jordi PASCUAL
Spain

Mr. Sushil RAJ
India

Ms. Krishendaye RAMPERSAD
Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Alison RENTELN
United States of America

Mr. Herve RICHARD-COCHET aka FERDINAND RICHARD
France

Mr. Abdallah SAAF
Morocco

Ms. Lea SHAVER
United States of America

Ms. Asabe SHEHU YAR ADUA
Nigeria

Ms. Patricia SUKORE  
Nigeria

Ms. Madhavi SUNDER
United States of America

Mr. Dhirendra VERMA
India

Ms. Ana Filipa VRDOLJAK
Croatia

Ms. Alexandra XANTHAKI  
Greece

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.

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