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.

The application process for the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions opened on 25 November and closed on 29 December 2020 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time / GMT). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

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

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Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Mandates and list of candidates

MANDATE LIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

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

HRC resolution 33/25

Amina AMHARECH (F)
Morocco

Nourredine BESSADI (M)
Algeria

Mohamed ELHEMALY (M)
Egypt

Sabelo GUMEDZE (M)
South Africa

Amadoul Kabirou ISSA YARO DIALLO (M)
Niger

Segun JEGEDE (M)
Nigeria

Ben KOISSABA (M)
Kenya

Margaret LOKAWUA (F)
Uganda

Belkacem LOUNES (M)
Algeria

Ambayo MICHAEL (M)
Uganda

Hamadi MOHAMED ABBA (M)
Mali

George Morara MONYONCHO (M)
Kenya

Mukwiza Felix NDAHINDA (M)
Netherlands

Emmanuel NENGO (M)
Burundi

Gervais NZOA (M)
Cameroon

Ojot Miru OJULU (M)
Ethiopia

Tom ONYANGO (M)
Kenya

Kanyinke SENA (M)
Kenya

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

HRC resolution 33/25

Melissa CLYDE (F)
United States of America

Jocelyn GETGEN (F)
United States of America

Rosalee GONZALEZ (F)
United States of America

Brian KEANE (M)
United States of America

Doug KIEL (Non-binary / M)
United States of America

Sheryl LIGHTFOOT (F)
Canada

June L. LORENZO (F)
United States of America

Dinah SHELTON (F)
United States of America

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia

HRC resolution 42/37

Urmila BHOOLA (F)
South Africa

Sue COFFEY (F)
Australia

Samir Kumar DAS (M)
India

Rangita DE SILVA DE ALWIS (F)
Sri Lanka

Anohar JOHN (M)
India

Nicholas KAUFMAN (M)
Israel

Susan LAMB (F)
New Zealand

Catherine MORRIS (F)
Canada

Vitit MUNTARBHORN (M)
Thailand

Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

HRC resolution 44/5

Sètondji Roland Jean-Baptiste ADJOVI (M)
Benin

Ahmed AHMED RUFAI (M)
Nigeria

Tossa Amouzou AKOHOUEGNON (M)
Togo

Ibrahim ALSHEDDI (M)
Saudi Arabia

Tahar BOUMEDRA (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gediminas BUCIUNAS (M)
Lithuania

José Ricardo DE PRADA SOLAESA (M)
Spain

Bernard DUHAIME (M)
Canada

Eliane Berthe EGUE ADOTE (F)
Benin

Anohar JOHN (M)
India

Rhoda Asikia KARIBI-WHYTE (F)
Nigeria

Nicholas KAUFMAN (M)
Israel

Hatem KOTRANE (M)
Tunisia

Prashanthi MAHINDARATNE (F)
Sri Lanka

Alex NEVE (M)
Canada

Aristide NONONSI (M)
Benin

Ricardo PUYOL SANCHEZ (M)
Spain

Steven RATNER (M)
United States of America

Azizbek SHUKURBEKOV (M)
Kyrgyzstan

Antonio STANGO (M)
Italy

Astrid STUCKELBERGER (F)
Switzerland

Morris TIDBALL-BINZ (M)
Chile

Lijana VISOKAVICIENE (F)
Lithuania

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

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

HRC resolution 45/24

Tossa Amouzou AKOHOUEGNON (M)
Togo

Anthony Chima DIALA (M)
Nigeria

Chukwudi EGWUAGU (M)
Nigeria

Segun JEGEDE (M)
Nigeria

Justinian M. KATEERA (M)
Uganda

Didier MICHEL (M)
Mauritius

Saadia MOSBAH (F)
Tunisia

Catherine S. NAMAKULA (F)
Uganda

Pascal NTAHOMPAGAZE (M)
Burundi

Madoda NTAKA (M)
South Africa

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

HRC resolution 42/22

Mohammed AL-KUWARI (M)
Qatar

Samir Kumar DAS (M)
India

Bibhu DASH (M)
India

Athena DEMETRIOU (F)
Cyprus

Nimalka FERNANDO (F)
Sri Lanka

Priya GOPALAN (F)
Malaysia

Muhammad Muzahidul ISLAM (M)
Bangladesh

Anohar JOHN (M)
India

Hicham KANTAR (M)
Lebanon

Abdelrahman MOUBASHER (M)
Lebanon

Gissou NIA (F)
Islamic Republic of Iran

Sriprapha PETCHARAMESREE (F)
Thailand

Ambika SATKUNANATHAN (F)
Sri Lanka

Tahal THAMI (M)
Nepal

Guiying YU (F)
China

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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