Appointments at the 49th session of the Human Rights Council (28 February to 1 April 2022)

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PRESIDENT’S LIST of 22 February 2022, approved by the Human Rights Council on 1 April 2022 [ Word | PDF ]

President's letter of 8 February 2022 [ Word | PDF ] transmitting:

ADDENDUM TO THE 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-NINTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – MANDATES 3 EMRIP MEMBERS AND 3 WORKING GROUPS ON ENFORCED OR INVOLUNTARY DISAPPEARANCES, HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS, AND ON THE USE OF MERCENARIES
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President's letter of 25 January 2022 [ 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-NINTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – MANDATES ON AFGHANISTAN, ARBITRARY DETENTION, BURUNDI, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES [ Word | PDF ]

Application processes and deadlines

Secretariat note verbale of 26 October 2021
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Call for applications for the 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 Latin American and Caribbean States (additional vacancy)
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Note: This is an unforeseen vacancy due to the resignation of the current mandate holder.

For the following mandate only, the application process opened on 26 October and closed on 7 December 2021 (12 noon Geneva time). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR: 

11. 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 Latin American and Caribbean States


Secretariat note verbale of 25 November 2021
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Extension of the deadline for applications for two vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed at the forty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council 

For the following two mandates only, the application process opened on 14 October and closed on 2 December 2021 (12 noon Geneva time). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR:

    9. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burundi

   10. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967


Secretariat note verbale of 14 October 2021
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Call for applications for mandate holders of the Human Rights Council to be appointed at the forty-ninth session of the Council
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For the following eight mandates, the application process opened on 14 October and closed on 25 November 2021 (12 noon Geneva time). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR:

  1. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Central and South America, and the Caribbean
  2. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia
  3. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from the Pacific
  4. Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change
  5. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan
  6. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Western European and other States
  7. Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Asia-Pacific States
  8. Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from Asia-Pacific States
Only nationals of the States belonging to the regional groups, for which specific Working Group vacancies have been advertised, are eligible to apply for the Working Group mandates. Please refer to the list of the United Nations regional groups of Member States.

For EMRIP members, candidates need to represent one of the three indigenous sociocultural regions for which vacancies have been advertised. Please see additional information on EMRIP.

General information about the selection and appointment process

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Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Mandates and list of candidates

MANDATE LIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia

Human Rights Council resolution 33/25

Borys BABIN (M)
Ukraine

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Antonina GORBUNOVA (F)
Russian Federation

Rodion SULYANDZIGA (M)
Russian Federation

Nina VEYSALOVA (F)
Russian Federation

Vitaly ZOLOCHEVSKIY (M)
Russian Federation

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Central and South America, and the Caribbean

Human Rights Council resolution 33/25

Maria Luisa ACOSTA (F)
Nicaragua

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Anexa Brendalee ALFRED CUNNINGHAM
(F)
Nicaragua

María Eugenia CHOQUE (F)
Plurinational State of Bolivia

Simón Freddy CONDO RIVEROS (M)
Plurinational State of Bolivia

Manuel LOPEZ DELGADO (M)
Mexico

Olga MONTÚFAR CONTRERAS (F)
Mexico

Leonardo RODRÍGUEZ PÉREZ (M)
Colombia

Victor TOLEDO LLANCAQUEO (M)
Chile

Carlos VITERI GUALINGA (M)
Ecuador

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from the Pacific

Human Rights Council resolution 33/25

Claire CHARTERS (F)
New Zealand

Laiseni Fanon Charisma LIAVA'A (M)
Tonga

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Valmaine TOKI
(F)
New Zealand

Solamalemalo Saeumalo Hai-Yuean Faatapepe Menime TUALIMA (F)
Samoa

Laiakini WAQANISAU (M)
Fiji

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change

Human Rights Council resolution 48/14

Yvonne AKI-SAWYERR (F)
Sierra Leone

Sumudu ATAPATTU (F)
United States of America

Rebecca BRATSPIES (F)
United States of America

Sandra CASSOTTA (F)
Italy

Eeshan CHATURVEDI (M)
India

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Ian FRY
(M)
Tuvalu

Maria GAVOUNELI (F)
Greece

Erika GEORGE (F)
United States of America

Rodolfo GODÍNEZ ROSALES (M)
Mexico

Alexandra HARRINGTON (F)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tessa KHAN (F)
Australia

Helena KOROŠEC (F)
Slovenia

Viviana KRSTICEVIC (F)
Argentina

Cephas LUMINA (M)
Zambia

Nema MILANINIA (M)
United States of America

Kumi NAIDOO (M)
South Africa

Gervais NZOA (M)
Cameroon

Astrid PUENTES RIAÑO (F)
Mexico

Tikumporn RODKHUNMUANG (Non-binary)
Thailand

Sindra Devi SHARMA (F)
Fiji

Dhananjayan SRISKANDARAJAH (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Victoria Lucia TAULI-CORPUZ (F)
Philippines

Valmaine TOKI (F)
New Zealand

Christina VOIGT (F)
Germany

Laiakini WAQANISAU (M)
Fiji

Margaretha WEWERINKE-SINGH (F)
Netherlands

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan

Human Rights Council resolution 48/1

Leila ALIKARAMI (F)
Islamic Republic of Iran

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Richard BENNETT (M)
New Zealand

Karima BENNOUNE (F)
United States of America

Kamala CHANDRAKIRANA (F)
Indonesia

Maurizio CUSIMANO (M)
Italy

Kerem GÜLAY (M)
Turkey

Segun JEGEDE (M)
Nigeria

T. KUMAR (M)
Sri Lanka

Nema MILANINIA (M)
United States of America

Kimberley Cy. MOTLEY (F)
United States of America

Marjan NAHAVANDI (F)
United States of America

Norah NILAND (F)
Ireland

Ahmed SHAHEED (M)
Maldives

Saman ZIA-ZARIFI (M)
United States of America

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burundi

Human Rights Council resolution 48/16

Maurizio CUSIMANO (M)
Italy

Frédéric FOKA TAFFO (M)
Cameroon

Segun JEGEDE (M)
Nigeria

Marie Thérèse KEITA BOCOUM* (F)
Côte d'Ivoire
* On 20 January 2022, the candidate informed the Secretariat of her decision to withdraw her candidacy for this mandate

Gerard NSENGIYUMVA (M)
Rwanda

Ekkehard STRAUSS (M)
Germany

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Fortuné Gaetan ZONGO
(M)
Burkina Faso

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

Commission on Human Rights resolution 1993/2A and Human Rights Council resolution 5/1

Susan M. AKRAM (F)
United States of America

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Francesca P. ALBANESE
(F)
Italy

Michelle BURGIS-KASTHALA (F)
Australia

Muhammad Muzahidul ISLAM (M)
Bangladesh

Usha NATARAJAN (F)
Australia

Ralph WILDE (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Western European and other States

Human Rights Council resolution 42/22

Nicolas BRATZA (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alessio BRUNI (M)
Italy

John CERONE (M)
United States of America

Anna CROWE (F)
New Zealand

Maurizio CUSIMANO (M)
Italy

Bernard DUHAIME (M)
Canada

Steven GALLIVER-ANDREW (M)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jared GENSER (M)
United States of America

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Matthew GILLETT
(M)
New Zealand

Alex NEVE (M)
Canada

Vincent PLOTON (M)
France

René PROVOST (M)
Canada

Diego RODRIGUEZ-PINZON (M)
United States of America

Nick STANAGE (M)
Ireland

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

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Asia-Pacific States
 
Human Rights Council resolution 45/3

Ibrahim ALSHEDDI (M)
Saudi Arabia

Mary Aileen D. BACALSO (F)
Philippines

Xiangping HE (F)
China

Aruni JAYAKODY (F)
Sri Lanka

Jazmin JERUSALEM (F)
Philippines

Fawzia KOOFI (F)
Afghanistan

Nikolas Iordanis KYRIACOU (M)
Cyprus

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Angkhana NEELAPAIJIT (F)
Thailand

Leonidas PANTELIDES (M)
Cyprus

Ying SHEN (F)
China

Ricardo A. SUNGA III (M)
Philippines

Niteesh Kumar UPADHYAY (M)
India

Laiakini WAQANISAU (M)
Fiji

Jing XIE (F)
China

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from Asia-Pacific States

Human Rights Council resolution 44/15

Natalie ALKIVIADOU (F)
Cyprus

Yan CAO (F)
China

Rangita DE SILVA DE ALWIS (F)
Sri Lanka

Xiaohui LIANG (M)
China

Jiu LIU (F)
China

Seree NONTHASOOT (M)
Thailand

Manishankar PRASAD (M)
India

Patricia RINWIGATI (F)
Indonesia

Phattharaphong Phil SAENGKRAI (M)
Thailand

Wei TU (M)
China

Niteesh Kumar UPADHYAY (M)
India

Laiakini WAQANISAU (M)
Fiji

Zhu XIAO (F)
China

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Pichamon YEOPHANTONG (F)
Thailand

Bo YI (M)
China

Wei ZHANG (M)
China

Xiaoming ZHANG (M)
China

Wanhong ZHANG (M)
China

​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 Latin American and Caribbean States

Human Rights Council resolution 42/9

Nicolás CARRILLO SANTARELLI (M)
Colombia

Carmen Rosa DE LEON-ESCRIBANO (F)
Guatemala

Salvador HERENCIA CARRASCO (M)
Peru

Paulo de Tarso LUGON ARANTES (M)
Brazil

Andrés MACÍAS TOLOSA (M)
Colombia

Mónica ROCHA-HERRERA (F)
Mexico

APPOINTED MANDATE HOLDER
Carlos Alberto SALAZAR COUTO
(M)
Peru


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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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