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The Special Procedures assumed by the Human Rights Council (HRC) are thematic and country-related. Independent Expert is one of the titles used for these procedures. The present one was established in 1993. On 6 October 2020, the HRC adopted resolution 45/25 at its 37th meeting, which decided to end the mandate of the Independent Expert, in accordance with HRC resolutions 39/22 and 42/35.

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Previous Independent Experts

Mr. Aristide NONONSI
(Benin), 2014-2020

Mr. Mashood BADERIN
(Nigeria), 2012-2014

Mr. Mohamed Chande OTHMAN
(Tanzania), 2009-2012

Ms. Sima SAMAR,
(Afghanistan), 2005-2009

Mr. Emmanuel KWEI ADDO 
(Ghana), 2004

Mr. Gerhard BAUM
(Germany), 2000-2004

Mr. Leonardo FRANCO
(Argentina), 1998-2000 (resigned on 25/10/2000)

Mr. Gáspár BIRO
(Hungary), 1993-1998