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[PDF] Nomination, selection and appointment of the members of the UN Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: A checklist

Author: Amnesty Intl., Human Rights Watch, Intl. Commission of Jurists, Rights & Accountability in Development, Published on: 11 July 2011

In September 2011...the United Nations Human Rights Council...President is to appoint five independent human rights experts to serve as the newly established Working Group on...[business &] human rights...[We] urge governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), National Human Rights Institutions and others...to advertise these vacancies widely and to use this checklist to identify eligible candidates...In addition, we urge governments to call publicly for candidates....and to consult civil society nationally, before nominating candidates...The deadline for receipt of nominations is 31 July 2011...CHECKLIST:
1. Independence; impartiality; personal integrity and objectivity...
2. Qualifications: relevant educational qualifications or equivalent professional experience in the field of human rights...
3. Relevant expertise: knowledge of international human rights instruments, norms and principles
4...nationally, regionally or internationally recognised competence related to human rights...
5. Flexibility/readiness and availability of time to perform effectively the functions of the mandate

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