UN Human Rights Council Elections 2017 - Table and Analysis

Human Rights Council Elections for term beginning January 1, 2018

Asian Group African Group Latin American and Caribbean Group Eastern European Group Western European and Others Group
Slots reserved for Group 13 (27.7%) 13 (27.7%) 8 (17%) 6 (12.8%) 7 (14.9%)
Number of vacant slots for Group for 2017/18 4 4 3 2 2
Numbers & names of candidates for each group 5
Afghanistan
Malaysia
Nepal
Pakistan
Qatar
4 (FIXED SLATE)
Angola
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nigeria
Senegal
3 (FIXED SLATE)
Chile
Mexico
Peru
2 (FIXED SLATE
Slovakia
Ukraine
2 (FIXED SLATE)
Australia
Spain
States rotating off the current Council and not standing again Bangladesh
India
Indonesia
Botswana
Congo
Ghana
Bolivia
El Salvador
Paraguay
Albania
Latvia
Netherlands
Portugal
Candidates already on Council and running for reelection 1
Qatar
1
Nigeria
0
0
0
Candidates from group ranked (by Freedom House) Fully Free 0 (0%)
1 (25%)
Senegal
2 (66%)
Chile
Peru
1 (50%)
Slovakia
2 (100%)
Australia
Spain
Candidates which are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 4
Afghanistan
Malaysia
Pakistan
Qatar
2
Nigeria
Senegal
0 0 0
Candidates from group making pledges 5
Afghanistan
Malaysia
Nepal
Pakistan
Qatar
1
Angola
2
Chile
Peru
2
Slovakia
Ukraine
2
Australia
Spain
Percentage of candidates from Group Making pledges 100% 25% (1/4) 66% (2/3) 100% 100%
Percentage of Group from the OIC if candidates elected 62% (8/13) if Afghanistan, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Qatar are all elected, otherwise 53% (7/13) 46% (6/13) 0 0 0
Percentage of Group Not Fully Free if candidates elected 77% (10/13) 77% (10/13) 50% (4/8) 33% (2/6) 0