Appointments at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council (30 June to 17 July 2020)

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PRESIDENT’S LIST of 23 June 2020 with the candidates proposed for appointment by the Human Rights Council at the 44th session [PDF]

President's letter of 3 June 2020 [ 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 FORTY-FOURTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
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Application processes and deadlines

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

The application process opened on 3 March and closed on 22 April 2020 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time)

Extension of the deadline for applications for four mandate holders, due to the exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19

Secretariat note verbale of 15 April 2020
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Call for applications for four special procedure mandate holders

Secretariat note verbale of 3 March 2020
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Note: The appointment of certain mandate holders will be made provided the mandates themselves are extended by the Human Rights Council.

General information about the selection and appointment process

Frequently asked questions

Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Mandates and list of candidates

Note: Application forms are posted by mandate and in alphabetical order as received prior to the deadline. Information contained therein is subject to reference check. The appointment of mandate holders marked with an asterisk (*) below will be made provided the mandates themselves are extended by the Human Rights Council.

MANDATE LIST OF CANDIDATES

Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes

HRC resolution 36/15

Mohamed BEHNASSI (M)
Morocco

Janet BLAKE (F)
Islamic Republic of Iran

Vito A. BUONSANTE (M)
Italy

Bertrand Francis DOUALA (M)
Cameroon

Myra HIRD (F)
Canada

José JUSTE RUIZ (M)
Spain

Daniel MAGRAW (M)
United States of America

Flaviana Charles MAYUTTA (F)
United Republic of Tanzania

Yahya Khamis MSANGI (M)
United Republic of Tanzania

Usha NATARAJAN (F)
Australia

Maria Belen OLMOS (F)
Argentina

Marcos A. ORELLANA (M)
Chile

Seyed Hossein REZVANI (M)
Islamic Republic of Iran

Nyakorema RIOBA (F)
United Republic of Tanzania

Ivana SAVIC (F)
Serbia

Gregory ZOELLER (M)
United States of America

R. Thomas ZOELLER (M)
United States of America

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression*

HRC resolution 34/18 and HRC decision 43/115

Yaman AKDENIZ (M)
Turkey

Saer AMMAR (M)
Germany

Nabor Baltazar ASSEY (M)
United Republic of Tanzania

Renata AVILA PINTO (F)
Guatemala

Kevin BELL (M)
Australia

Guy BERGER (M)
South Africa

Veronika BÍLKOVÁ (F)
Czechia

Pavel BUREŠ (M)
Czechia

Justin BUTTERFIELD (M)
United States of America

John CERONE (M)
United States of America

Iveta CHERNEVA (F)
Bulgaria

Alfred DE ZAYAS (M)
Switzerland

Agustina DEL CAMPO (F)
Argentina

Francesca DEL MESE (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Olivera DOCEVSKA (F)
North Macedonia

Elvira DOMÍNGUEZ REDONDO (F)
Spain

Ahmed EL HAIMEUR (M)
Morocco

Guillermo ESCOBAR (M)
Spain

Aaron Xavier FELLMETH (M)
United States of America

Juan FERREIRO (M)
Spain

Michelle FERRIER (F)
United States of America

Robin GEISS (M)
Germany

Joseph GRIEBOSKI (M)
United States of America

Sanjoy HAZARIKA (M)
India

Muhammad Muzahidul ISLAM (M)
Bangladesh

Fatou JAGNE SENGHORE (F)
Gambia

Nani JANSEN REVENTLOW (F)
Netherlands

Sarah JOSEPH (F)
Australia

Dieudonné KALALA (M)
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Irene KHAN (F)
Bangladesh

Damián LORETI (M)
Argentina

Flaviana Charles MAYUTTA (F)
United Republic of Tanzania

Guy METTAN (M)
Switzerland

Marko MILANOVIC (M)
Serbia

Kingdom Nnamdi OKERE (M)
Nigeria

Mamane OUMARIA (M)
Niger

Taylor OWEN (M)
Canada

Faiza PATEL (F)
Pakistan

Titipol PHAKDEEWANICH (M)
Thailand

Andrei RICHTER (M)
Russian Federation

Carlos RUIZ MIGUEL (M)
Spain

Susana SANZ CABALLERO (F)
Spain

Stuart SCOTT (M)
South Africa

Severin SINDIZERA (M)
Burundi

Rafael TAMAYO-FRANCO (M)
Colombia

Dire TLADI (M)
South Africa

Gayathry VENKITESWARAN (F)
Malaysia

Ralph WILDE (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

HRC resolution 42/16

Aline ALBUQUERQUE (F)
Brazil

Maria del Rocio BARAHONA (F)
Costa Rica

Kevin BELL (M)
Australia

Patrícia DEPS (F)
Brazil

Ion DIACONU (M)
Romania

Olivera DOCEVSKA (F)
North Macedonia

Guillermo ESCOBAR (M)
Spain

Aeyal GROSS (M)
Israel

Nuannuan LIN (F)
China

Cosette MAIKY (F)
Lebanon

Tlaleng MOFOKENG (F)
South Africa

June Caridad PAGADUAN LOPEZ* (F)
Philippines
*Candidate withdrew her application on 29 June 2020.

Danya QATO (F)
United States of America

Bernadett Mária VARGA (F)
Hungary

Raquel VICENTE (F)
Spain

Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children*

HRC resolution 35/5

Lena ALHUSSEINI (F)
United States of America

Concepción ANGUITA OLMEDO (F)
Spain

Rhizlane BENACHIR (F)
Morocco

Loretta BONDI' (F)
Italy

Bakary CAMARA (M)
Mali

John CERONE (M)
United States of America

Iveta CHERNEVA (F)
Bulgaria

Susana CHIAROTTI (F)
Argentina

Marcelo Luis COLOMBO (M)
Argentina

Waldimeiry CORREA DA SILVA (F)
Brazil

Salima DABBAOUI (F)
Morocco

Bina D'COSTA (F)
Bangladesh

Francesca DEL MESE (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sandhya DREW (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

John EDE (M)
Nigeria

Nnenna ELUWA (F)
Nigeria

Saeed FOTOHI NIA (Non-binary)
Canada

Enakshi GANGULY THUKRAL (F)
India

Rachelle GERSHUNI (F)
Israel

Jonnatha Ivonne GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ (F)
Colombia

Abdelillah HMIDOUCHE (M)
Morocco

Patricia HYNES (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Muhammad Muzahidul ISLAM (M)
Bangladesh

Mariana KATZAROVA (F)
Bulgaria

Archana KOTECHA (F)
Mauritius

Haina LU (F)
China

Helena MALENO GARZON (F)
Spain

David MANCINI (M)
Italy

Flaviana Charles MAYUTTA (F)
United Republic of Tanzania

Catherine MBENGUE (F)
Switzerland

Aidan MCQUADE (M)
Ireland

Siobhán MULLALLY (F)
Ireland

Francesca NICODEMI (F)
Italy

Tusa Bernard NJWABA (F)
United Republic of Tanzania

Justine NOLAN (F)
Australia

Kingdom Nnamdi OKERE (M)
Nigeria

Angela OSPINA (F)
Colombia

Carmen PÉREZ GONZÁLEZ (F)
Spain

Héctor PÉREZ RIVERA (M)
Mexico

Ryszard PIOTROWICZ (M)
Poland

Ruth Freedom POJMAN (F)
United States of America

Carmen QUINTANILLA (F)
Spain

Mehdia RAISSOUNI (F)
Morocco

Seyed Hossein REZVANI (M)
Islamic Republic of Iran

Caroline ROBINSON (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mahya SAFFARINIA (F)
Islamic Republic of Iran

Ana SALINAS DE FRIAS (F)
Spain

Anna SKARHED (F)
Sweden

Olivia SMITH (F)
Barbados


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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