Deadline: nominations for experts on Syria and Sudan
Monday, 09 January 2012 17:16


The nomination process for two special procedures mandates of the UN Human Rights Council will be closing shortly, and applications by qualified individuals are still being encouraged.


If you or anyone you know has a working knowledge of the Arabic language, combined with an expertise in the human rights situation in either Syria or the Sudan then please read on.


The first position (closing 12 January) is Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Syria, a new role established by Human Rights Council Resolution S-18/1 in December 2011.


The second position (closing 23 January) is that of Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan. The mandate was established in June 2009 by Human Rights Council Resolution 11/10. It is currently held by Mr Mohamed Chande Othman who has recently resigned from his position.  


Both positions are to commence in March 2012


A fuller description of the duties of the special procedures mandates and candidate eligibility criteria is available here. Applications can be sent by individuals, States, NGOs, and UN entities. Self-nomination by interested experts is also allowed. Application forms for both positions are available on the OHCHR website.


Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who you feel meets the criteria above.


Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2012 17:48
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