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Special Rapporteur

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 RapporteursEdit

United NationsEdit

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

Thematic mandatesEdit

Country mandatesEdit

African UnionEdit

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 StatesEdit

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

See alsoEdit