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VACANCIES FOR INDEPENDENT UNITED NATIONS EXPERTS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

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Vacancies for independent United Nations experts of the Human Rights Council, with extensive professional experience in human rights

 

Six unremunerated United Nations expert positions established by the United Nations Human Rights Council will be filled at the Council’s September 2017 session. Individuals seeking appointment should have extensive and internationally recognized professional experience and expertise in the field of human rights with an emphasis on the particular human rights issue to which the position relates.

 

The “special procedures” of the Human Rights Council (HRC) are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. These experts report to the Human Rights Council – the main United Nations intergovernmental body dealing with human rights.

 

Experts serve in their independent and personal capacity. Their specific functions are defined in the HRC resolutions creating or extending their mandate. The work involves substantial time commitment, approximately three months per year, and includes examining, monitoring, advising and publicly reporting on either specific country situations (country mandates), or on thematic issues in all parts of the world (thematic mandates). Activities of special procedures also include undertaking country visits, acting on individual cases, conducting studies and engage in general advocacy activities. All mandate holders report annually to the HRC and most mandate holders also report to the General Assembly.

 

Appointed experts are not United Nations staff members, they are not based in the United Nations offices in Geneva or another United Nations location and they do not receive any salary or other financial compensation except for allowances when they travel officially. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights provides support to the mandate holders.

 

Appointments at the 36th session of the Council (11-29 September 2017)

 

1.    Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance [HRC res. 34/35]

2.    Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, member from Western European and other States [HRC res. 27/25]

3.    Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from African States [HRC res. 32/4]

4.    Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 32/4]

5.    Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Eastern European States [HRC res. 32/4]

6.    Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, member from Western European and other States [HRC res. 32/4]

 

​Deadline for receipt of applications: 1 June 2017 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time)


Apply online at
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/HRC36.aspx


General information about the selection process at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/Nominations.aspx


For any queries: hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org

News Date

12/05/2017

Expires

04/06/2017

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