Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

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​Appointments made at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council (10 - 28 September 2018)

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PRESIDENT’S LIST of 21 September 2018 for three mandates, approved by the Human Rights Council on 28 September 2018 [WordPDF]

PRESIDENT’S LIST of 27 August 2018 with candidates proposed for appointment (mandates on Belarus and Eritrea only)  [Word - PDF]

President’s letter of 10 September 2018 [Word - PDF] transmitting:
ADDENDUM TO THE 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-NINTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (mandate of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Western European and other States only)
Addendum to the report of the Consultative Group (mandate of the Working Group only) [Word - PDF].

President’s letter of 10 August 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-NINTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (mandates on Belarus and Eritrea only)
Report of the Consultative Group (mandates on Belarus and Eritrea only)   [WordPDF]

Application processes and deadlines

Call for applications for the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (additional vacancy due to a resignation)
Secretariat note verbale of 31 July 2018
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Reminder for applications for two mandates
Secretariat note verbale of 6 July 2018
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Call for applications for two mandates
Secretariat note verbale of 29 May 2018
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APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL MANDATES AND APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED

The application process for the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent opened on 31 July and closed on 29 August 2018 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time)

The application process for the Special Rapporteurs on Belarus and on Eritrea  opened on 29 May and closed on 11 July 2018 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time)

General information about the selection and appointment process

Frequently asked questions 

Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Mandates and list of candidates

MANDATE LIST OF CANDIDATES

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus

Human Rights Council resolution 38/14

Steinar GIL (M)
Norway

Satvinder JUSS (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Anais MARIN (F)
France

Valérie MAUGY (F)
France

Daniel MEKONNEN (M)
Eritrea

Petre ROMAN (M)
Romania

John Joseph RYAN (M)
Ireland

Andrew WILSON (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea

Human Rights Council resolution 38/15

Gloria M. BALLASON (F) 
Nigeria

Kamal ELGIZOULI (M)
Sudan

Ben EMMERSON (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Satvinder JUSS (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Daniela KRAVETZ (F)
Chile

Ravind LUGUN (M)
Mauritius

Harry H.G. POST (M)
Netherlands

Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Western European and other States

HRC resolution 36/23

Stephen Eric BRONNER (M)
United States of America

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Dominique DAY (F)
United States of America

Constance DE LA VEGA (F)
United States of America

Shulaika GIRIGORI (F)
Netherlands

Elisabeth KANEZA (F)
Germany

Federico LENZERINI (M)
Italy

Jena MARTIN (F)
United States of America

Esther OJULARI (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sheila S. WALKER (F)
United States of America

Veronica WOMACK (F)
United States of America

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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