Appointments at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council (14 September to 7 October 2020)

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President's letter of 14 September 2020 [ Word | PDF ] transmitting:

REPORT OF THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RELATING TO THE VACANCIES OF MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED AT THE FORTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
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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.

The application process for the Eritrea mandate opened on 23 July and closed on 24 August 2020 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time / GMT). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

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 two mandates, the application process opened on 22 June, was extended on 30 July and closed on 11 August 2020 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time / GMT). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED:

  • Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from African States
  • 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
Secretariat note verbale of 30 July 2020
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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: Application forms are posted by mandate and in alphabetical order as received prior to the deadline. Information contained therein is subject to reference check. 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 ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

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

HRC resolution 42/35

Patrick Laurent BADUGUE (M)
Cameroon

Ravindran DANIEL (M)
India

Mumba MALILA (M)
Zambia

Irene NJERI (F)
Kenya

Leo NWOYE (M)
Nigeria

Eric N. RICHARDSON (M)
United States of America

Lara SORIA MORENTE (F)
Spain

Edward THOMAS (M)
Ireland

Natasha YACOUB (F)
Australia

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

HRC resolution 42/5

Pedro ARROJO-AGUDO (M)
Spain

Ion DIACONU (M)
Romania

José Carlos DÍEZ (M)
Spain

Jacqueline DUGARD (F)
South Africa

Faraj EL-AWAR (M)
Lebanon

Olasoji FAGBOLA (M)
Nigeria

Jérémie GILBERT (M)
France

Ana Claudia HAFEMANN (F)
Brazil

Shakeel HAYAT (M)
Pakistan

Anohar JOHN (M)
India

Anne LE STRAT (F)
France

Irene NJERI (F)
Kenya

Pascal NTAHOMPAGAZE (M)
Belgium

Lara SORIA MORENTE (F)
Spain

Pierre THIELBÖRGER (M)
Germany

Luke WILSON (M)
United States of America

Elizabeth M. ZECHENTER (F)
United States of America

Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

HRC resolution 44/10

Ziad AMRO (M)
State of Palestine

Patrick Laurent BADUGUE (M)
Cameroon

Carlos BARRANTES (M)
Costa Rica

Paul DARKE (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Carmen DE LA FUENTE MÉNDEZ (F)
Spain

Steven ESTEY (M)
Canada

Juan Manuel FERNÁNDEZ MARTÍNEZ (M)
Spain

Robbie FRANCIS WATENE (F)
New Zealand

Cristina FRANCISCO REYES (F)
Dominican Republic

Mario Marcel HUBERTY (M)
Luxembourg

Santiago IBARZABAL (M)
Argentina

Rodrigo JIMÉNEZ SANDOVAL (M)
Costa Rica

Oscar LÓPEZ (M)
Costa Rica

Tamara MILCENT (F)
France

Pamela MOLINA TOLEDO (F)
Chile

Maria Nieves PUJAL (F)
Spain

Gerard QUINN (M)
Ireland

Seyed Hossein REZVANI (M)
Islamic Republic of Iran

Juan Pablo SALAZAR SALAMANCA (M)
Colombia

Damaris SOLANO (F)
Costa Rica

Elizabeth M. ZECHENTER (F)
United States of America

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea

HRC resolution 44/1

Homayoun ALIZADEH (M)
Austria

Kwadwo APPIAGYEI-ATUA (M)
Ghana

Mohamed Abdelsalam BABIKER (M)
Sudan

Raymond CHIFAMBA (M)
Zimbabwe

Álvaro FRÍAS CRUZ (M)
Colombia

Emmanuel GORE (M)
South Sudan

Maulline GRAGAU (F)
Kenya

Muhammad Muzahidul ISLAM (M)
Bangladesh

Amadoul Kabirou ISSA YARO DIALLO (M)
Niger

Satvinder JUSS (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tawanda MUTASAH (M)
Zimbabwe

Irene NJERI (F)
Kenya

Leo NWOYE (M)
Nigeria

Harry POST (M)
Netherlands

Laura Kathleen ROBERTS (F)
United States of America

Oliver WINDRIDGE (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from African States

HRC resolution 42/22

Patrick Laurent BADUGUE (M)
Cameroon

Shatikha S. CHIVUSIA (F)
Kenya

Bakari Sidiki DIABY (M)
Côte d'Ivoire

Ziwindgniga Joël Aristide DJIGUEMDE (M)
Burkina Faso

Saidou DOGON GUIDA (M)
Niger

Eliane Berthe EGUE ADOTE (F)
Benin

Amadoul Kabirou ISSA YARO DIALLO (M)
Niger

Zainabo Sylvie KAYITESI * (F)
Rwanda
*Application withdrawn on 7 September 2020

Kodjo Dzidzomé MAHOULE (M)
Togo

Mumba MALILA (M)
Zambia

Irene NJERI (F)
Kenya

Leo NWOYE (M)
Nigeria

Ernest NYABENDA (M)
Burundi

Atel Ongee PAITO (M)
South Sudan

Jamila SAYOURI (F)
Morocco

Jedidah Wakonyo WARUHIU (F)
Kenya

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

HRC resolution 42/22

Juan Pablo ALBÁN ALENCASTRO (M)
Ecuador

Miriam ESTRADA-CASTILLO (F)
Ecuador

Gabriela FULCO (F)
Uruguay

Ana Claudia HAFEMANN (M)
Brazil

Ezequiel HEFFES (M)
Argentina

María Lucrecia HERNÁNDEZ VITAR (F)
Argentina

Michelle MORAIS DE SA E SILVA (F)
Brazil

Patrick PELISSIER (M)
Haiti

Luciana POL (F)
Argentina

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

HRC resolution 41/6

Paola BERGALLO (F)
Argentina

Andrea BOLAÑOS VARGAS (F)
Colombia

Stella CONTO (F)
Colombia

Ángeles CORTE RÍOS (F)
Mexico

Dorothy ESTRADA-TANCK (F)
Mexico

Cristina FRANCISCO REYES (F)
Dominican Republic

Giovanna Maria FRISSO (F)
Brazil

Ana Claudia HAFEMANN (F)
Brazil

Rodrigo JIMÉNEZ SANDOVAL (M)
Costa Rica

Pamela MOLINA TOLEDO (F)
Chile

Lelia Mercedes MOONEY SIROTINSKY (F)
Argentina

Silvia QUAN CHANG (F)
Guatemala

Mariana RULLI (F)
Argentina

Olivia SMITH (F)
Barbados

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

HRC resolution 36/6

Jean-François AKANDJI-KOMBE (M)
Central African Republic

Patrick Laurent BADUGUE (M)
Cameroon

Aua BALDÉ (F)
Guinea-Bissau

Raymond CHIFAMBA (M)
Zimbabwe

Amadoul Kabirou ISSA YARO DIALLO (M)
Niger

Alizeta KONE COMPAORE (F)
Burkina Faso

Kodjo Dzidzomé MAHOULE (M)
Togo

Irene NJERI (F)
Kenya

Leo NWOYE (M)
Nigeria

Abderrazak ROUWANE (M)
Morocco

Salamata SAWADOGO TAPSOBA (F)
Burkina Faso

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

HRC resolution 42/9

Muhammad Muzahidul ISLAM (M)
Bangladesh

Anohar JOHN (M)
India

Seyed Mohammad SADATI NEJAD (M)
Islamic Republic of Iran


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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