ONLINE SURVEY FOR CANDIDATES FOR MANDATE HOLDERS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (43RD SESSION)


HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SECRETARIAT APPLICATION PROCESS FOR MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AT ITS 43RD SESSION
(24 February – 20 March 2020)

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  17 OCTOBER 2019 (12:00 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)

 

Applications are currently accepted for the following mandate holders:


1. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from the Arctic

2. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Asia

3. Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights*

4. Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons*

5. Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia*

6. Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context*

7. Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and its consequences*

8. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

9. Special Rapporteur on the right to food

10. Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples*

11. Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material*

12. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders*

13. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar*

 


*Note: The appointment of these mandate holders will be made provided the mandates themselves are extended by the Human Rights Council.
 

HOW TO APPLY:
 

The entire application process consists of two parts: 1. online survey and 2. application form in Word format. Both parts and all sections of the application form need to be completed and received by the Secretariat before the expiration of the deadline.

 

First part: This online survey is used to collect information for statistical purposes such as personal data (i.e. name, gender, nationality), contact details, mandate applying for and, if appropriate, nominating entity. The data entered in the online survey will not be made public.

 

Please indicate the name by which you wish to be known and how you wish to be referred to during the selection process, in the public list of candidates and in the report of the Consultative Group, even if it may be different from your official travel documents. The same name, gender and nationality must be used both in the online survey and in the Word application form.  

 

Second part: The application form in Word format can be downloaded from the appointments web page for the Human Rights Council (https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/SP/Pages/HRC43.aspx) under the relevant mandate. It should be completed and saved in Word format and then submitted as an attachment by email prior to the expiration of the deadline. Information provided in this form includes a motivation letter of maximum 600 words. The application form should be completed in English only. It will be used as received to prepare the public list of candidates who applied for the vacancy and will be posted as received on the OHCHR public website.

 

Once fully completed (including Sections VII and VIII), the application form in Word format should be submitted by email to hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org

 

A maximum of up to three optional reference letters can be attached, in pdf format, to the application sent by email by the deadline. For EMRIP candidates, preferably one of the three letters should be from an organization or entity representing indigenous peoples. No additional such as CVs, resumes or supplementary reference letters beyond the first three received will be accepted.

 

Candidates who submit incomplete applications or who do not complete both parts of the application process prior to the expiration of the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at a later stage.

 

For appointments of EMRIP members, candidates need to represent one of the four indigenous sociocultural regions for which vacancies have been advertised.  

 

General description of the selection process and answers to frequently asked questions are available at https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/SP/Pages/Nominations.aspx and https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/SP/Pages/BasicInformationSelectionIndependentExperts.aspx

 

In case of technical difficulties, or if you encountering problems completing or accessing any of the forms, you may contact the Secretariat by email at hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org or by fax at + 41 22 917 9008.

 

You will receive an acknowledgment when both parts of the application process, i.e. the information through the online survey and the Word application form, have been received by email.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Human Rights Council.