UN Human Rights Council Elections – 2020 - Table and Analysis

Human Rights Council Elections for term beginning January 1, 2021

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 2020/2021 4 4 3 2 2
Numbers & names of candidates for each Group 5
China
Nepal
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Uzbekistan
4 (FIXED SLATE)
Côte d'Ivoire
Gabon
Malawi
Senegal
3 (FIXED SLATE)
Bolivia
Cuba
Mexico
2 (FIXED SLATE)
Russian Federation
Ukraine
2 (FIXED SLATE)
France
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
States rotating off the current Council and not standing again Afghanistan
Qatar
Angola
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nigeria
Chile
Peru
Slovakia Australia
Spain
Candidates already on Council and running for reelection 2
Nepal
Pakistan
1
Senegal
1
Mexico
1
Ukraine
0
Candidates from Group ranked (by Freedom House) Fully Free 0
0
0
0
2 (100%)
France
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Candidates which are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 3
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Uzbekistan
3
Côte d'Ivoire
Gabon
Senegal
0 0 0
Candidates from Group making pledges 5
China
Nepal
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Uzbekistan
2
Côte d'Ivoire
Malawi
3
Bolivia
Cuba
Mexico
2
Russian Federation
Ukraine
2
France
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Percentage of candidates from Group making pledges 100% 50% (2/4) 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of Group from the OIC if candidates elected 46% (6/13) if Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Uzbekistan are all elected, otherwise 38% (5/13) 77% (10/13) 0 0 0
Percentage of Group Not Fully Free if candidates elected 70% (9/13) 92% (12/13) 50% (4/8) 50% (3/6) 0