Appointments at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council (14 September to 6 October 2020)

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Application processes and deadlines

Call for applications for the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea
Secretariat note verbale of 23 July 2020
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Note: This is an unforeseen vacancy due to the resignation of the current mandate holder.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 24 AUGUST 2020 (12 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)
To apply for this mandate, (1) complete the online survey (separate survey for the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea: https://ohchr-survey.unog.ch/index.php/844739) 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.

Extension of the deadline for applications for two Working Group members only (WGEID Africa and WG mercenaries Asia-Pacific)
Secretariat note verbale of 30 July 2020

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11 AUGUST 2020 (12 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)
To apply for these mandates, (1) complete the online survey (https://ohchr-survey.unog.ch/index.php/797846) 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. Eligible for Working Group appointments are only citizens of States belonging to the specific regional groups for which specific vacancies have been advertised. Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member States (https://www.un.org/depts/DGACM/RegionalGroups.shtml).

Call for applications for eight special procedure mandate holders
Secretariat note verbale of 22 June 2020
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Note: The appointment of certain mandate holders will be made provided the mandates themselves are extended by the Human Rights Council.

For the following six mandates, the application process opened on 22 June and closed on 30 July 2020 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time / GMT). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED:

  • Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from African States
  • Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Latin American and Caribbean States
  • Working Group on discrimination against women and girls, member form Latin American and Caribbean States

General information about the selection and appointment process

Frequently asked questions

Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Mandates and list of candidates

Note: The appointment of mandate holders marked with an asterisk (*) below will be made provided the mandates themselves are extended by the Human Rights Council.

MANDATE LIST OF CANDIDATES

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan*

HRC resolution 42/35

Forthcoming

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

HRC resolution 42/5

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities*

HRC resolution 35/6

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea

Word application form

HRC resolution 44/1 (advance edited version)

Forthcoming

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from African States

HRC resolution 42/22

Forthcoming

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Latin American and Caribbean States

HRC resolution 42/22

Forthcoming

Working Group on discrimination against women and girls, member form Latin American and Caribbean States

HRC resolution 41/6

Forthcoming

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from African States*

Word application form

HRC resolution 36/6

Forthcoming

Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, member from Asia-Pacific States

Word application form

HRC resolution 42/9

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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