Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

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Appointments made at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (13 June to 1 July and 8 July 2016)

What's new

NEW: President's list of 30 June 2016 approved by the Human Rights Council on 1 July 2016
[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 THIRTY-SECOND SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

NEW: Report of the Consultative Group [Word - PDF]

Application processes and deadlines

APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL MANDATES TO BE APPOINTED AT THE 32ND SESSION

APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED AND APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR THESPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Application process opened on 11 March 2016 and closed on 26 April 2016 (12.00 noon GMT)

Extension of the deadline for applications for the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Secretariat note verbale of 14 April 2016: Extension of the deadline for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED AND APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING FOUR MANDATES:
1. Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
2. Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
3. Special Rapporteur on the right to education
4. Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from Western European and other States)

Application process opened on 11 March 2016 and closed on 14 April 2016 (12.00 noon GMT)

Call for applications
Secretariat note verbale of 11 March 2016: Call for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

General information about the selection and appointment process

Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

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 extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Human Rights Council resolution 26/12 

Mr. Nasser AMIN
Egypt

Mr. Tahar BOUMEDRA
Algeria

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Agnes CALLAMARD

France

Ms. Christina CERNA
United States of America

Mr. Suhas CHAKMA
India

Mr. Mohab ELSHORBAGI
Egypt

Mr. Roberto GARRETÓN
Chile

Mr. Jared GENSER
United States of America

Ms. Sarah KNUCKEY
Australia

Mr. Nils MELZER
Switzerland

Mr. Jérôme NDEREYIMANA
Burundi

Mr. Steven RATNER
United States of America

Mr. Horacio RAVENNA
Argentina

Mr. El Hadji Malick SOW
Senegal

Mr. Shiyan SUN
China

Ms. Jie ZHANG
China

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Human Rights Council resolution 22/20 and 31/16

Ms. Nazila GHANEA
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Joseph GRIEBOSKI
United States of America

Mr. Jean-Marie HEYDT
Switzerland

Ms. Elham MANEA
Yemen

Ms. Khadija MOALLA
Tunisia

Mr. Mamane OUMARIA
Niger

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Mr. Ahmed SHAHEED

Maldives

Mr. El Hadji Malick SOW
Senegal

Ms. Chunli ZHANG
China

Mr. Ying ZHU
China

Special Rapporteur on the right to education

Human Rights Council resolution 26/17 

Mr. Ilias BANTEKAS
Greece

Ms. Dahmiantee BEEHARRY PANRAY
Mauritius

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Koumbou BOLY

Burkina Faso

Mr. Jan DE GROOF
Belgium

Mr. Ion DIACONU
Romania

Mr. Jean-Marie HEYDT
Switzerland

Ms. Kai KAULULAAU
United States of America

Ms. Haina LU
China

Mr. Sunilduth MOHITRAM
Mauritius

Ms. Luisa RIBOLZI
Italy

Ms. Mansoureh SHOJAEE
Islamic Republic of Iran

Ms. Mala SINGH
South Africa

Mr. Wei ZHANG
China

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Human Rights Council resolution 28/22 and 31/18

Ms. Sonja BISERKO
Serbia

Mr. Sylvester MADATING
Malaysia

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Mr. Tomás OJEA QUINTANA

Argentina

Mr. Bimal PATEL
India

Mr. Carlos PORTALES
Chile

Mr. David SLINN
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Pierre SOB
Cameroon

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from Western European and other States

Human Rights Council resolution 26/22

Mr. Ilias BANTEKAS
Greece

Ms. Joanne BAUER
United States of America

Ms. Nadia BERNAZ
France

Mr. John BURCHILL
Canada

Ms. Michela COCCHI
Italy

Ms. Teresa FOGELBERG
Netherlands

Ms. Catherine KESSEDJIAN
France

Ms. Sarah LABOWITZ
United States of America

Ms. Lilian Rae LINDSAY
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Wilton LITTLECHILD
Canada

Ms. Jena MARTIN
United States of America

Mr. Robert McCORQUODALE
Australia

Ms. Justine NOLAN
Australia

Ms. Claire O'BRIEN
Ireland

Mr. Oladele OSINUGA
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Geneviève PAUL
Canada

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Anita RAMASASTRY

United States of America

Ms. Kathleen (Katie) SHAY
United States of America

Ms. Elizabeth UMLAS
United States of America

Ms. Vanessa ZIMMERMAN
Australia

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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