Special Rapporteur

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Special Rapporteur is a title given to individuals working on behalf of various regional and international organizations who bear specific mandates to investigate, monitor and recommend solutions to specific human rights problems.

There currently exist:

List of Special Rapporteurs[edit]

United Nations[edit]

United Nations Special Rapporteurs under the Human Rights Council and (previously) the Commission on Human Rights ("special procedures"):

Thematic mandates[edit]

Country mandates[edit]

  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea (2012–)
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus (2004–2007, extended for 3 years 2013–)
  • Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Burundi (2004–)
  • Special Representative of the Secretary-General for human rights in Cambodia (1993–)
  • Personal Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Cuba (2002–2007)
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (2004–)
  • Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2004, discontinued)
  • Independent Expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Haiti (1995-)
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (1980–)
  • Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Liberia (2003, discontinued)
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (1992–)
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 (1993–)
  • Independent Expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Somalia (1993–)
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation on human rights in the Sudan (2005–)
  • Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Uzbekistan (2005, discontinued)

African Union[edit]

African Union Special Rapporteurs of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights:

  • Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial, Arbitrary, Summary and Arbitrary Executions
  • Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression in Africa
  • Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders
  • Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa
  • Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa
  • Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

Organization of American States[edit]

Organization of American States Special Rapporteurs under the aegis of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights:

See also[edit]