Open Letter to the HRC Consultative Group (May, 2018)

NGOs write in relation to the appointment of Special Procedure mandate holders at the 38th, 39th and 40th sessions.

The selection and appointment of Special Procedure mandate holders, through a transparent and merit based process, on the basis of relevant expertise for the mandate in question, real and perceived independence, impartiality, personal integrity and objectivity are of crucial importance for the effective functioning of the mandates. This letter from 15 NGOs, sets out the key criteria for appointments and includes a checklist.

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