Table and Analysis - 2012

Human Rights Council Elections for term beginning December 10, 2012

Asian Group African Group Latin American and Caribbean Group Eastern European Group Western European and Others Group
Slots reserved for Group 13 (27.5%) 13 (27.5%) 8 (17%) 6 (13%) 7 (15%)
Number of vacant slots for Group for 2012/13 5 5 3 2 3
Numbers & names of candidates for each group 5 (FIXED SLATE)
Japan
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Republic of Korea
United Arab Emirates
5 (FIXED SLATE)
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Gabon
Kenya
Sierra Leone
3 (FIXED SLATE)
Argentina
Brazil
Venezuela
2 (FIXED SLATE)
Estonia
Montenegro
5
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Sweden
United States
States rotating off the current Council and not standing again Bangladesh
China
Jordan
Kyrgyzstan
Saudi Arabia
Cameroon
Djibouti
Mauritius
Nigeria
Senegal
Cuba
Mexico
Uruguay
Hungary
Russia
Belgium
Norway
Candidates already on Council and running for reelection 0
0
0
0
1
United States
Candidates from group ranked (by Freedom House) Fully Free 2 (40%)
Japan
Republic of Korea
0 2 (66%)
Argentina
Brazil
2 (100%)
Estonia
Montenegro
5 (100%)
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Sweden
United States
Candidates which are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 3
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
United Arab Emirates
3
Cote d'Ivoire
Gabon
Sierra Leone
0 0 0
Candidates from group making pledges 5
Japan
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Republic of Korea
United Arab Emirates
5
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Gabon
Kenya
Sierra Leone
3
Argentina
Brazil
Venezuela
2
Estonia
Montenegro
5
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Sweden
United States
Percentage of candidates from Group Making pledges 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of Group from the OIC if candidates elected 62%(8/13) 62%(8/13) 0 0 0
Percentage of Group Not Fully Free if candidates elected 69% (9/13) 85% (11/13) 38% (3/8) 17% (1/6) 0