Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders


Appointments made at the organizational meeting of the Human Rights Council, 6 November 2014 (further to the decision to postpone appointments which were due to be made at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council, 8-26 September 2014)


What’s new

APPLICATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL MANDATES

NEW: President’s revised list presented on 5 November 2014 and approved by the Council on 6 November 2014
English [
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President's letter [Word - PDF] transmitting the addendum to the report of the Consultative Group [Word] relating to the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan (29 October 2014)

At its 42nd meeting on 26 September 2014 (the last meeting of the Council’s 27th session), the Human Rights Council decided to postpone the appointment decision for the seven special procedures mandate holders which were due to be appointed (list below) to an organizational meeting of the Council to be held any time before the end of the 20th session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (27 October to 7 November 2014). The organizational meeting is scheduled for 6 November 2014. In the meantime, the current mandate holders have been extended until then.

President’s list presented on 25 September 2014
English [Word-PDF]

President's letter [Word - PDF] transmitting the report of the Consultative Group [Word] relating to seven special procedures mandate holders to be appointed at HRC27

Application process and deadlines

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ONE MEMBER OF THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND (from Eastern European States) EXPIRED ON 22 AUGUST 2014 (MIDNIGHT GMT)

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ONE MEMBER OF THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND (from Asia-Pacific States) EXPIRED ON 4 AUGUST 2014 (MIDNIGHT GMT)

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR OTHER FIVE MANDATES EXPIRED ON 28 JULY 2014 (MIDNIGHT GMT)
Call for applications EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR ONE MEMBER OF THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND

Secretariat note verbale of 5 August 2014
English [
Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications EXTENSION OF DEADLINE TWO MEMBERS OF WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND
English [
Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications  NEW MANDATE 
Secretariat note verbale 7 July 2014 
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications 2 NEW MANDATES
Secretariat note verbale 2 July 2014
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications EXTENSION OF DEADLINE 4 MANDATES
Secretariat note verbale of 30 June 2014
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Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]
Secretariat note verbale of 23 May 2014
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Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Updated information on the selection and appointment procedure [English | French]

Should the appointee to the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, or any other mandate be a person with a disability, the United Nations would 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 as appropriate 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

Mandates and candidates list

MANDATE

LIST OF CANDIDATES

Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

Human Rights Council resolution 24/18
 

BAGIRATHI Mahadevan
India (F)

BEHNASSI Mohamed
Morocco (M)

BENNIS Abdelhadi
Morocco (M)

BOUSSABAH Mohamed Moncef
Tunisia (M)

BOYD David
Canada (M)

CHIPOFYA Victor
Malawi (M)

CHOUAOUTA Hassan
Morocco (M)

CULLET Philippe
Switzerland (M)

DAS Samir
India (M)

DAVILA-POBLETE Sonia
Mexico (F)

DELEPIERE Antoine
France (M)

DJIGUEMDE Ziwindgniga Joel Aristide
Burkina Faso (M)

DUGARD Jacqueline
South Africa (F)

FTOUHI Mohamed
Morocco (M)

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
HELLER Léo

Brazil (M)

IDIGO Joseph
Nigeria (M)

MARAUHN Thilo
Germany (M)

MURTHY Sharmila
United States of America (F)

OKERE Kingdom
Nigeria (M)

PETRELLA TIRONE Riccardo
Italy (M)

RAJAGOPAL Bala
United States of America (M)

SANCIN Vasilka
Slovenia (F)

TAZI SADEQ Houria
Morocco (F)

VARGAS Claudia
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (F)

VIÑUALES Jorge
Switzerland (M)

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Western European and other States

Human Rights Council resolution 16/16
 
 
 

BAYENET Pierre
Switzerland (M)

CERONE John
United States of America (M)

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
DUHAIME Bernard

Canada (M)

FERIA-TINTA Monica
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (F)

GOMEZ DEL PRADO Jose Luis
Spain (M)

LEACH Philip
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (M)

LOMBRASSA Cesare
Italy (M)

MARIÑO MENENDEZ Fernando M.
Spain (M)

NOLAN Hanna
Netherlands (F)

PROVOST René
Canada (M)

TIGROUDJA Helene
France (F)

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

Human Rights Council resolution 18/28

DAS Samir
India (M)

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
SUNGA Ricardo III

Philippines (M)

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

Human Rights Council resolution 18/28

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
BALCERZAK Michal

Poland (M)

EKIUDOKO Miriam
Hungary (F)

SZILASI Ildikó
Hungary (F)

Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Human Rights Council resolution 26/20

AL-TARAWNEH Mohammed
Jordan (M)

AMRANI Soumia
Morocco (F)

BALDEON GARCIA Tony
Peru (M)

BARRY Mamadou
Guinea (M)

BARTENEV Dmitri
Russian Federation (M)

BEN LALLAHOM Lotfi
Tunisia (M)

CHALKLEN Shybe
South Africa (M)

DAS Samir
India (M)

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
DEVANDAS AGUILAR Catalina

Costa Rica (F)

INNES Graeme
Australia (M)

KAYESS Rosemary
Australia (F)

KOUAKOU Ahouty
Côte d'Ivoire (M)

LAIBUTA Kibaya
Kenya (M)

MAKNI Abdelmajid
Morocco (M)

MOLINA TOLEDO Pamela
Chile (F)

MORSAD Adil
Morocco (M)

NGOLOLO Msafiri
United Republic of Tanzania (M)

OKERE Kingdom
Nigeria (M)

ONG Puay Hoon
Malaysia (F)

ONWE Daniel
Nigeria (M)

OPIO Michael
Uganda (M)

SALELKAR Amba
India (F)

Independent Expert on capacity-building and technical cooperation with Còte d'Ivoire in the field of human rights

Human Rights Council resolution 26/32

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
AYAT Mohammed

Morocco (M)

CHANET Christine
France (F)

KOUNTE Koffi
Togo (M)

KPOTSRA Roland
Togo (M)

LIKILO BOSONGOSONGO Jean Luc
Democratic Republic of the Congo (M)

LOUA Foromo Frederic
Guinea (M)

NONONSI Aristide
Benin (M)

SOW El Hadji Malick
Senegal (M)

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan

Human Rights Council resolution 24/28

AYAT Mohammed
Morocco (M)

ELSHORBAGI Mohab
Egypt (M)

LIKILO BOSONGOSONGO Jean Luc
Democratic Republic of the Congo (M)

PACE John
Malta (M)

THOMAS Edward
Ireland (M)

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
NONONSI Aristide
Benin (M)
(Originally candidate for Independent Expert on capacity-building and technical cooperation with Côte d'Ivoire in the field of human rights)