IACHR

Process for Selecting the Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights (ESCER)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) examined the applications it received for the position of Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights (ESCER), in the context of the competition announcement posted on February 16, 2017. The ESCER Special Rapporteur will be responsible for supporting the IACHR in the fulfillment of its mandate to promote and protect economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights in the Americas.

The IACHR chose the following finalists for the position:

The process by which the Commission selects the Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights is governed by the applicable rules and regulations. The publication of the names of the finalists opens up a public comment period. Member States, civil society organizations, members of academia, and other interested individuals or organizations may send in their comments on the candidacies through June 15, 2017. The IACHR will receive comments through this system until June 15, 2017, at midnight (Eastern Daylight Time).

The IACHR hopes to complete the selection process in July 2017, in the framework of its 163rd session, which will take place in Lima, Peru. The person designated ESCER Special Rapporteur could start work on August 15, 2017. Pursuant to Article 15 of the IACHR Rules of Procedure, the Rapporteur serves for a three-year period, renewable once, unless the mandate of the Rapporteurship terminates earlier.

 

(*) The IACHR updated this webpage on May 26, 2017, in order to inform on the withdrawal of the postulation of Oscar Javier Parra Vera.