UN Human Rights Council Elections – 2015 - Table and Analysis

Human Rights Council Elections for term beginning January 1, 2016

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 2015/16 5 5 3 2 3
Numbers & names of candidates for each group 7
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Mongolia
Pakistan
Philippines
Republic of Korea
United Arab Emirates
5 (FIXED SLATE)
Burundi
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Kenya
Togo
4
Bahamas
Ecuador
Panama
Venezuela
2 (FIXED SLATE)
Georgia
Slovenia
3 (FIXED SLATE)
Belgium
Germany
Switzerland
States rotating off the current Council and not standing again Japan
Kazahkstan
Gabon
Sierra Leone
Argentina
Brazil
Estonia
Montenegro
Ireland
United States
Candidates already on Council and running for reelection 2
Pakistan
Republic of Korea
3
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Kenya
1
Venezuela
0
1
Germany
Candidates from group ranked (by Freedom House) Fully Free 2
Mongolia
Republic of Korea
0
2 (50%)
Bahamas
Panama
1 (50%
Slovenia
3 (100%)
Belgium
Germany
Switzerland
Candidates which are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 3
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
United Arab Emirates
2
Côte d'Ivoire
Togo
0 0 0
Candidates from group making pledges 4
Mongolia
Philippines
Republic of Korea
United Arab Emirates
0
3
Ecuador
Panama
Venezuela
2
Georgia
Slovenia
3
Belgium
Germany
Switzerland
Percentage of candidates from Group Making pledges 57% (4/7) 0% 75% (3/4) 100% 100%
Percentage of Group from the OIC if candidates elected 62% (8/13) if Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and United Arab Emirates are all elected; 54% (7/13) if 2 of those states are elected; otherwise 46% (6/13) 38% (5/13) 0 16.7% (1/6) 0
Percentage of Group Not Fully Free if candidates elected 92% (12/13) if neither Mongolia or Republic of Korea are elected; 85% (11/13) if 1 of those states is elected; otherwise 77% (10/13) 69% (9/13) 63% (5/8) if both Bahamas or Panama elected; otherwise 75% (6/8) 67% (4/6) 0