Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

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Appointments made at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council (6 – 23 June 2017) 

What's new

NEW: President's list of 29 May 2017 approved by the Human Rights Council on 23 June 2017  [Word - PDF]

PRESIDENT'S LIST of 29 May 2017 [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 PROCEDURE MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED AT THE THIRTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Report of the Consultative Group [Word]

Application processes and deadlines

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

Application process opened on 9 February 2017 and closed on 6 April 2017 (12 noon GMT)

Extension of the deadline for applications
Secretariat note verbale of 30 March 2017: Extension of deadline for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications
Secretariat note verbale of 9 February 2017: 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

Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity

Human Rights Council resolution 26/6

Mr. Tuffuor ADDO 
Ghana

Mr. Ilias BANTEKAS
Greece

Ms. Maria del Rocío BARAHONA RIERA
Costa Rica

Mr. Mohamed BEHNASSI
Morocco

Ms. Janine BRIMELOW
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Jose Maria CARPIO
Philippines

Mr. Ernani CONTIPELLI
Brazil

Mr. Jacques GASABANYA
Burundi

Mr. Muhammad ISLAM
Bangladesh

Ms. Hayat MOHAMED
Sudan

Mr. Alioune NDIAYE
Senegal

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Mr. Obiora OKAFOR

Nigeria

Special Rapporteur on minority issues

Human Rights Council resolution 25/5

and
Human Rights Council resolution 34/6

Mr. Liaquat ALI
Pakistan

Mr. Bjorn ARP
Germany

Mr. Joshua CASTELLINO
India

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Mr. Fernand DE VARENNES

Canada

Mr. Andrew FAGAN
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Muhammad ISLAM
Bangladesh

Ms. Schona JOLLY
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Tefik MAHMUT
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Ms. Sheila MATINDIKE
Zimbabwe

Mr. Aidan MCQUADE
Ireland

Ms. Farah MIHLAR
Sri Lanka

Mr. Kerios MWETSIGA
Uganda

Mr. Richard NDAYISABA
Burundi

Mr. Obiora OKAFOR
Nigeria

Ms. Teesta SETALVAD
India

Ms. Gyoilnara SHAHINYAN
Armenia

Ms. Astrid THORS
Finland

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Human Rights Council resolution 26/19

Ms. Susan AKRAM
United States of America

Mr. Mohamed BABIKER
Sudan

Mr. Alexander BETTS
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Andrea CALAZANS PACHECO PACIFICO
Brazil

Ms. Christina CERNA
United States of America

Mr. Vincent CHETAIL
France

Ms. Tatiana CIUMAS
Republic of Moldova

Mr. Santiago CORCUERA CABEZUT
Mexico

Mr. Mamadou Boye DIALLO
Senegal

Mr. Kamel FILALI
Algeria

Ms. Anne Therese GALLAGHER
Australia

Mr. James GALLOWAY
Canada

Mr. Geoffrey GILBERT
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Mr. Felipe GONZALEZ MORALES

Chile

Mr. Joseph GRIEBOSKI
United States of America

Ms. Elspeth GUILD
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Haina LU
China

Mr. Konstantinos MAGLIVERAS
Greece

Mr. Jean Claude MBAZUMUTIMA
Burundi

Ms. Najat M'JID
Morocco

Mr. Alioune NDIAYE
Senegal

Mr. Assane NDIAYE
Senegal

Ms. Nicola PIPER
Germany

Mr. Emmanuel SAFARI
Rwanda

Mr. Ben SAUL
Australia

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

Human Rights Council resolution 31/3

Mr. Tuffuor ADDO
Ghana

Mr. Bem ANGWE
Nigeria

Mr. Mohammed BENHAMMOU
Morocco

Ms. Christina CERNA
United States of America

Mr. Bakari DIABY
Côte d'Ivoire

Mr. Doudou DIENE
Senegal

Mr. Rafendi DJAMIN
Indonesia

Mr. Kamel FILALI
Algeria

Mr. Robin GEISS
Germany

Mr. Joseph GRIEBOSKI
United States of America

Mr. Keith HARPER
United States of America

Mr. Saša JANKOVIĆ
Serbia

Mr. Anohar JOHN
India

Mr. Karim KHAN*
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Alioune NDIAYE
Senegal

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ms. Fionnuala NI AOLAIN

Ireland

Mr. Prime NIYONGABO
Burundi

Mr. Obiora OKAFOR
Nigeria

Mr. Kenneth ROACH
Canada

Mr. Gabor RONA
Hungary

Mr. Ben SAUL
Australia

Mr. Mark SIDEL
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.

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