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Designated Experts of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

In three different resolutions, the Human Rights Council requested the High Commissioner for Human Rights to designate experts who would monitor and report on the human rights situations in Sudan, Haiti, and Colombia.

Sudan

On 8 November 2021, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution A/HRC/RES/S-32/1, requesting the High Commissioner to designate without delay an expert on human rights in the Sudan. Currently, this role is held by Radhouan Nouicer: High Commissioner Volker Türk designated the Tunisian national as his Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan on 16 December 2022.

Latest news:

UN human rights expert on Sudan calls for urgent action on dismal human rights situation as conflict enters 10th month
(17 January 2024)

Sudan suffering “dehumanizing”, UN human rights expert Radhouane Nouicer
(23 May 2023)

Human Rights Council Asks Designated Expert of the High Commissioner on Human Rights in Sudan to Document All Allegations of Human Rights Violations since 25 October 2021, including those Arising from the Current Conflict
(11 May 2023)

Sudan: New UN human rights expert to make first official visit
(27 January 2023)

UN Human Rights Chief designates Radhouane Nouicer as expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan
(16 December 2022)

Haiti

The Council adopted resolution A/HRC/RES/52/39 on 4 April 2023, calling the High Commissioner for the appointment of a human rights expert on Haiti. Consequently, High Commissioner Volker Türk designated William O’Neill from the United States as his Expert on Human Rights in Haiti on 12 April 2023.

Latest news:

Haiti: William O'Neill, Expert on the human rights situation in Haiti, concludes his official visit
(31 October 2023)

UN human rights expert William O’Neill to make second official visit to Haiti
(20 October 2023)

Comment by UN Designated Expert on Human Rights in Haiti, William O’Neill
(18 September 2023)

Press statement by UN human rights expert on Haiti William O’Neill
(5 July 2023)

Haiti: UN Expert William O’Neill concludes official visit
(28 June 2023)

UN expert on human rights in Haiti to begin official visit to the country
(19 June 2023)

UN Human Rights Chief designates William O’Neill as expert on human rights in Haiti
(12 April 2023)

Colombia

On 13 July 2023, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution A/HRC/RES/53/22 which requests the High Commissioner for Human Rights to appoint without delay an international human rights expert tasked with identifying and verifying the obstacles to the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement in Colombia, and making recommendations that would help to overcome them. The High Commissioner appointed Urrejola Noguera from Chile as the UN Expert on Human Rights in Colombia on 26 July 2023.

Latest news:

Colombia: UN expert calls for implementation of Peace Agreement as a State policy
(26 March 2024)

Preliminary observations of the international human rights expert Antonia Urrejola
Link to full text in Spanish
(14 December 2023)

Colombia: UN expert Antonia Urrejola concludes second official visit
(28 November 2023)

Colombia: UN human rights expert Antonia Urrejola to conduct second official visit
(20 November 2023)

Colombia: UN expert Antonia Urrejola concludes first official visit
(8 September 2023)

Colombia: UN expert begins official visit
(30 August 2023)

Colombia: UN Human Rights Chief appoints Antonia Urrejola as international human rights expert
(26 July 2023)