Appointments at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council (13 June to 8 July 2022)

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Secretariat note verbale of 22 February 2022
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Call for applications for mandate holders of the Human Rights Council to be appointed at the fiftieth session of the Council
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To apply for these mandates, (1) complete the online survey (https://ohchr-survey.unog.ch/index.php/893271) 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.

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 

General information about the selection and appointment process
Frequently asked questions

Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Mandates and list of candidates

MANDATE LIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, member from Latin American and Caribbean States*

Word application form to download

HRC resolution 42/23

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2022

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief**

Word application form to download

Human Rights Council resolution 40/10

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2022

Special Rapporteur on the right to education

Word application form to download

Human Rights Council resolution 44/3

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2022

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea**

Word application form to download

Human Rights Council resolution 46/17

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2022

Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment*

Word application form to download

Human Rights Council resolution 43/20

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2022

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from Eastern European States

Word application form to download

Human Rights Council resolution 45/3

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2022

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from African States*

Word application form to download

Human Rights Council resolution 44/15

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2022

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from Western European and other States

Word application form to download

Human Rights Council resolution 44/15

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2022


*Unforeseen vacancy due to resignation.
**The appointment of the mandate holder will be made provided the mandate itself is extended by the Human Rights Council.

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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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