Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Back

Appointments made at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council (26 February-23 March 2018)

What's new

NEW: PRESIDENT’S LIST of 22 February 2018 approved by the Human Rights Council on 23 March 2018 [Word - PDF]

President’s letter of 8 February 2018 [Word - PDF] transmitting:
REPORT OF THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RELATING TO THE VACANCIES OF MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED AT THE THIRTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (PART II: SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND OF ASSOCIATION)
Report of the Consultative Group (Part II: Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association) [Word - PDF]

President's letter of 2 February 2018 [Word - PDF] transmitting:
REPORT OF THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RELATING TO THE VACANCIES OF MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED AT THE THIRTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (PART I: EIGHT MANDATES)
Report of the Consultative Group (Part I; Eight mandates) [Word - PDF]

Application processes and deadlines

Application process is now closed for all nine mandates and applications are no longer accepted

For the following mandate, the application process opened on 18 December 2017 and closed on 23 January 2018 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time):

  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

For the following mandate, the application process opened on 30 October and closed on 6 December 2017 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time):

  • Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali

For the following seven mandates, the application process opened on 16 October and closed on 6 December 2017 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time):

  • Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Africa
  • Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from North America
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • 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, member from African States
  • 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, member from Eastern European States
  • 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, member from Latin American and Caribbean States

Call for applications for the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Secretariat note verbale of 18 December 2017
English | French
English | French

Extension of the deadline for applications for eight mandates
Secretariat note verbale of 28 November 2017
English | French
English | French

Call for applications for the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali
Secretariat note verbale of 30 October 2017
English | French
English | French

Call for applications for seven mandates
Secretariat note verbale of 16 October 2017
English | French
English | French

For appointments of EMRIP members from the Africa and North America, please see further information here.

For Working Group appointments, only citizens of States belonging to the specific regional groups are eligible. Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member States.

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


Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Africa

Human Rights Council resolution 33/25

Abdelgalil AGABAIN (M)
Sudan

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Albert Kwokwo BARUME
(M)
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sanji MONAGENG (F)
Botswana

Paul Kanyinke SENA (M)
Kenya

Severin SINDIZERA (M)
Burundi

Mouhamadou Moustapha THIOUNE (M)
Senegal


Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from North America

Human Rights Council resolution 33/25

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Kristen CARPENTER
(F)
United States of America

Ben SHERMAN (M)
United States of America

Robin THOMPSON (F)
Canada


Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

Human Rights Council resolution 36/4

Ibrahim ALJAZY (M)
Jordan

Giancarlo GUARINO (M)
Italy

Muhammad Muzahidul ISLAM (M)
Bangladesh

Hafez SEADA (M)
Egypt

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Livingstone SEWANYANA
(M)
Uganda

Darjel SINA (M)
Albania

Abdul Majid TRAMBOO (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Carlos VILLÁN DURÁN (M)
Spain


Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali

Human Rights Council resolution 34/39

Nadège CHELL (F)
France

Ravind LUGUN (M)
Mauritius

Mike MWIKA KABANGE (M)
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cyrille OGUIN (M)
Benin

M. Abraham SANYOH (M)
Stateless

Souvi SIDI BATT (M)
Mauritania

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Alioune TINE
(M)
Senegal


Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Human Rights Council resolution 36/7

Ibrahim ALJAZY (M)
Jordan

Kerem ALTIPARMAK (M)
Turkey

Mads ANDENAS (M)
Norway

Daniel BEKELE (M)
Ethiopia

Carlos CASTRESANA FERNANDEZ (M)
Spain

Christina CERNA (F)
United States of America

Mario Luis CORIOLANO (M)
Argentina

Daniel FEIERSTEIN (M)
Argentina

Laurel FLETCHER (F)
United States of America

Muhammad Muzahidul ISLAM (F)
Bangladesh

Roselyn KARUGONJO-SEGAWA (F)
Uganda

Karim Asad Ahmad KHAN (M)*
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Zonke MAJODINA (F)
South Africa

Alexander MAYER-RIECKH (M)
Austria

Stephan PARMENTIER (M)
Belgium

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Fabián SALVIOLI
(M)
Argentina

Goran ŠIMIĆ (M)
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Leo VALLADARES LANZA (M)
Honduras

R. Maria VICIEN-MILBURN (F)
Argentina


* 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.


Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Human Rights Council resolution 32/32

Antonios ABOU KASM (M)
Lebanon

Rita Martin Lopidia ABRAHAM (F)
South Sudan

Yaman AKDENIZ (M)
Turkey

Lilian APOSTOL (M)
Republic of Moldova

Ilias BANTEKAS (M)
Greece

Richard BENNETT (M)
New Zealand

Enrique CARPIZO AGUILAR (M)
Mexico

Fernando CASADO (M)
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Eileen CHAMBERLAIN DONAHOE (F)
United States of America

Elsie CHAMMAS EDDÉ (F)
Lebanon

Lais DE FIGUEIREDO LOPES (F)
Brazil

Rafendi DJAMIN (M)
Indonesia

Saidou DOGON GUIDA (M)
Niger

Enokenwa Burnley ENOKENWA (M)
Cameroon

Nimalka FERNANDO (F)
Sri Lanka

Kathleen FERRIER (F)
Netherlands

Lorena FRIES MONLEÓN (F)
Chile

Mark GIBNEY (M)
United States of America

Alan GRAF (M)
United States of America

Luís Filipe GUERRA (M)
Portugal

Ziya GULIYEV (M)
Azerbaijan

Lee Mainga HABASONDA (M)
Zambia

Michael HAMILTON (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Neil JARMAN (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Anohar JOHN (M)
India

Mostafa Ali KHMAJ (M)
Libya

Andrew KHOO (M)
Malaysia

Mary LAWLOR (F)
Ireland

Khaled MANSOUR (M)
Egypt

Paula MARTINS (F)
Brazil

Conrado Hübner MENDES (M)
Brazil

Alice Bahumi MOGWE (F)
Botswana

Ucha NANUASHVILI (M)
Georgia

Ibrahim NDAGIJIMANA (M)
Rwanda

Serghei OSTAF (M)
Republic of Moldova

Frances RADAY (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Kaajal RAMJATHAN-KEOGH (F)
South Africa

Victor RODRÍGUEZ-RESCIA (M)
Costa Rica

Mark SIDEL (M)
United States of America

Souvi SIDI BATT (M)
Mauritania

Henri TIPHAGNE (M)
India

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Nyaletsossi Clément VOULE
(M)
Togo

Philomena Talatu ZAMANI (F)
Nigeria


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, member from African States

Human Rights Council resolution 33/4

Sabelo GUMEDZE (M)
South Africa

Justinian KATEERA (M)
Uganda

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Chris KWAJA
(M)
Nigeria


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, member from  Eastern European States

Human Rights Council resolution 33/4

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Jelena APARAC
(F)
Croatia

Kinga DÉRY (F)
Hungary

Ireneusz Cezary KAMINSKI (M)
Poland

Vakhtang MAISAIA (M)
Georgia


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, member from Latin American and Caribbean States

Human Rights Council resolution 33/4

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Lilian BOBEA
(F)
Dominican Republic

José Augusto LINDGREN ALVES (M)
Brazil

Juan Carlos SAINZ BORGO (M)
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)


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.

Back

Yes