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Call for applications: UN Special Rapporteur on freedoms of association and assembly

Applications are now open for the position of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

When: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 to Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The United Nations Human Rights Council will appoint a new Special Rapporteur on the freedoms of association and peaceful assembly, to succeed to Annalisa Ciampi who herself took over the mandate in May 2017 from Maina Kiai.

To apply for the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association:
  1. Complete the online survey
  2. Submit the application form in Word format, which can be accessed here.
The deadline for application is 23 January 2018.
As explained on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. The system of Special Procedures is a central element of the United Nations human rights machinery and covers all human rights: civil, cultural, economic, political, and social. 
Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) strongly participated in the advocacy leading to the adoption of the resolution 15/21 by the Human Rights Council in October 2010, by which it established the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. HRHF since has supported the mandate holders and provided them with platforms to meet human rights defenders and gather information from civil society for their work.
If would like more information about this process, please contact Florian Irminger, HRHF Head of Advocacy, at

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