Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

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Appointments made at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council (18 June - 6 July 2018)

What's new

  • NEW: PRESIDENT’S LIST of 4 June 2018 approved by the Human Rights Council on 6 July 2018 [Word - PDF]

  • President’s letter of 22 May 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-EIGHTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
    Report of the Consultative Group  [WordPDF]

Application processes and deadlines

Call for applications for five mandates
Secretariat note verbale of 19 March 2018
English | French (Word)
English | French (pdf)

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

The application process opened on 19 March and closed on 4 May 2018 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time)

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 the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment

Human Rights Council resolution 37/8

Mohamed BEHNASSI (M)
Morocco

Maria de Lourdes BELDI DE ALCANTARA (F)
Brazil

Flaviano BIANCHINI (M)
Italy

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
David R. BOYD (M)
Canada

Rebecca BRATSPIES (F)
United States of America

Lisa CHAMBERLAIN (F)
South Africa

Philippe CULLET (M)
Switzerland

Tracy-Lynn HUMBY (F)
South Africa

Mamady KABA (M)
Guinea

Ryangok KU (F)
Republic of Korea

Patricia MADRIGAL-CORDERO (F)
Costa Rica

Daniel MAGRAW (M)
United States of America

Robert MURATAJ (M)
Albania

Kingdom Nnamdi OKERE (M)
Nigeria

Damilola S. OLAWUYI (M)
Nigeria

Harry H.G. POST (M)
Netherlands

Tarcisio Hardman REIS (M)
Switzerland

Jorge E. VIÑUALES (M)
Argentina


Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Human Rights Council resolution 37/30

Mads ANDENAS (M)
Norway

Souhayr BELHASSEN (F)
Tunisia

Eric DAVID (M)
Belgium

Pierre GALAND (M)
Belgium

Joseph GRIEBOSKI (M)
United States of America

Anohar JOHN (M)
India

Miloon KOTHARI (M)
India

William MORRIS (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Angkhana NEELAPAIJIT (F)
Thailand

Kingdom Nnamdi OKERE (M)
Nigeria

Mohamed Saleck OULD MOHAMED LEMINE (M)
Mauritania

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Javaid REHMAN (M)
Pakistan

Sima SAMAR (F)
Afghanistan

Antonio STANGO (M)
Italy


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

Human Rights Council resolution 35/7

Nnimmo BASSEY (M)
Nigeria

Danwood CHIRWA (M)
Malawi

Beedwantee Sheila KEETHARUTH (F)
Mauritius

Margaret Iriama LOKAWUA (F)
Uganda

Bonita MEYERSFELD (F)
South Africa

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Githu MUIGAI (M)
Kenya

Kingdom Nnamdi OKERE (M)
Nigeria

Damilola S. OLAWUYI (M)
Nigeria

Emmanuel OPOKU AWUKU (M)
Ghana

Ernest TITANJI DUGA (M)
Cameroon


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

Human Rights Council resolution 35/7

Beata FARACIK (F)
Poland

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Elzbieta KARSKA (F)
Poland

Klentiana MAHMUTAJ (F)
Albania

Ucha NANUASHVILI (M)
Georgia

Maryna SAPRYKINA (F)
Ukraine

Klara SKRIVANKOVA (F)
Czechia

Ella SKYBENKO (F)
Ukraine

Alexander SOLNTSEV (M)
Russian Federation


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 Western European and other States

Human Rights Council resolution 33/4

Olivier BEAUVALLET* (M)
France

Christopher KINSEY (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hin-Yan LIU (M)
Canada

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Sorcha MACLEOD (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Helena TORROJA (F)
Spain

Carlos VILLÁN DURÁN (M)
Spain

* 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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