Appointment according to the vacancy of the Human Rights Council - see sectional experts
Appointment according to the vacancy of the Human Rights Council - see sectional experts 2020
1.Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan (HRC resolution42/35)*
2. Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation(HRC resolution 42/5)
3. Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (HRC resolution 35/6)
4. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from African States (HRC resolution 42/22)
5. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Latin American and Caribbean States (HRC resolution 42/22)
6. Working Group on discrimination against women and girls, member form Latin American and Caribbean States (HRC resolution 41/6)
7. Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, member from African States (HRC resolution 36/6) *
8. 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)
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.