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2019 UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) Member from Africa

The Secretariat of the Human Rights Council presents its compliments to all Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva, international organizations or their offices, national institutions, non-governmental organizations and other human rights bodies, and has the honour to inform them that the following four mandate holders are to be appointed at the fortieth session of the Council (25 February to 22 March 2019)

Course Level: Job

  1. EMRIP member from Africa*
  2. EMRIP member from Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia
  3. EMRIP member from Central and South America, and the Caribbean
  4. EMRIP member from the Pacific

*This vacancy arose due to the resignation of the current mandate holder. The new mandate holder will serve out the remainder of the term of the previous African member.

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) was established by the Human Rights Council in 2007 in its resolution 6/36 as a subsidiary expert body of the Council. The mandate was amended in 2016 by Council resolution 33/25. The Expert Mechanismis now made up of seven independent experts on the rights of indigenous peoples and it provides the Human Rights Council with expertise and advice on the rights of indigenous peoples as set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and assists Member States, upon request, in achieving the ends of the Declaration through the promotion, protection and fulfilment of the rights of indigenous peoples.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates should be experts of indigenous origin or expertswith recognized competence and experience in the rights of indigenous peoples of a certain indigenous sociocultural region.
  • Candidates are requestedto indicate, in their Word application form, for which indigenous sociocultural region they are applying and to include in the motivation letter why they are applying for the specific indigenous sociocultural region.
  • Candidates may submit up to three reference letters in support of their application.Candidates are encouraged to consider submitting letters from organizations or entities representing indigenous peoples.

Number of Awards: 1 for each region

Duration of Programme:

  • Award will be given at the fortieth session of the Human Rights Council to hold from 25 February – 22 March 2019.
  • The independent experts are appointed in the same way as other special procedure mandate holders, but for a three-year term renewable once.

Method of Application: Individual applications,including a motivation letter,must be submitted and received by 18 December2018 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time / GMT) through the on-line application procedure, which consists of (1) an online survey and (2) an application form in Word format.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: 18th December 2018 (12 noon GMT)