Call for applications – HRC mandate holders to be appointed at HRC55

Deadline 25 October 2023 at 12 noon Geneva time

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The Secretariat of the Human Rights Council is now accepting applications for the following vacancies:

  1. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, member from Africa (Human Rights Council resolution 33/25)
  2. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, member from North America (Human Rights Council resolution 33/25)
  3. Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order (Human Rights Council resolution 45/4)*
  4. Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali (Human Rights Council resolution 52/42)*
  5. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence (Human Rights Council resolution 45/10)*
  6. Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (Human Rights Council resolution 50/17)
  7. 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 African States (Human Rights Council resolution 51/13)

* The appointment of this mandate holder will be made provided the mandate itself is extended by the Human Rights Council.



Deadline to receive complete applications: 25 October 2023 (12 noon Geneva time)

All applicants must submit by the deadline, both:
(1) a short online survey (
(2) a mandate-specific Word application form. Application instructions and forms available at

For general information about the application and selection process:

Frequently asked questions:

In case of technical difficulties, the secretariat may be contacted by email at: