Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Appointment of new Special Rapporteur

The new Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people is expected to be appointed by the HRC during its 7th session in March 2008. Candidatures may be submitted by Governments, regional groups, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, other human rights bodies, and individuals to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). For further information and a standardized form for candidates go to the OHCHR website.