Appointments at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council (22 February to 19 March 2021)

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Application processes and deadlines

Call for applications for the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Secretariat note verbale of 25 November 2020
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Note: This is an unforeseen vacancy due to the resignation of the current mandate holder.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 29 DECEMBER 2020 (12 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)

To apply for the Special Rapporteur mandate, (1) complete the separate online survey and (2) submit the application form in Word format, which can be accessed under the specific mandate in the table below. Application forms are mandate-specific and candidates wishing to apply for more than one mandate must submit a mandate-specific Word application form for each mandate applied for.

Call for applications for five special procedure and expert mechanism mandate holders
Secretariat note verbale of 16 October 2020
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For the following five mandates, the application process opened on 16 October and closed on 27 November 2020 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time / GMT). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED:

  • 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
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
  • Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from African States
  • Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Asia-Pacific States

Only nationals of the States belonging to the regional groups, for which specific vacancies have been advertised, are eligible for the Working Group mandates. Please refer to the list of the United Nations regional groups of Member States.

For EMRIP members, candidates need to represent one of the two indigenous sociocultural regions for which vacancies have been advertised. Please see additional information on EMRIP.

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 extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Word application form to download

HRC resolution 44/5

Deadline for applications: 29 December 2020 (12 noon GMT)

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

HRC resolution 33/25

Deadline for applications expired, list of candidates is forthcoming

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

HRC resolution 33/25

Deadline for applications expired, list of candidates is forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia

HRC resolution 42/37

Deadline for applications expired, list of candidates is forthcoming

Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from African States

HRC resolution 45/24

Deadline for applications expired, list of candidates is forthcoming

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Asia-Pacific States

HRC resolution 42/22

Deadline for applications expired, list of candidates is forthcoming

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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