UN Human Rights Council Elections May 21, 2008 Table and Analysis

Human Rights Council Elections for term beginning June 19, 2008

* Denotes state running for election that is NOT currently sitting on the Council.

Asian Group African Group Latin American and Caribbean Group Eastern European Group Western European and Others Group
Number of slots reserved for Group 13 13 8 6 7
Percentage of seats reserved for group on Council 27.7% 27.7% 17% 12.8% 14.9%
Percentage of Group currently in OIC 54%
(7/13)
54%
(7/13)
0 16.7% 0
Candidates which are OIC members Bahrain
Pakistan
Burkina Faso
Gabon
-- -- --
Number of vacant slots for Group for 2008 4 4 3 2 2
Number/names of candidates for each group 6
Bahrain (OIC)*
Japan
Pakistan (OIC)
Republic of Korea
Sri Lanka
Timor-Leste*
4 (FIXED SLATE)
Burkina Faso (OIC)*
Gabon (OIC)
Ghana
Zambia
3 (FIXED SLATE)
Argentina*
Brazil
Chile*
3
Serbia*
Slovakia*
Ukraine
3
France
Spain*
United Kingdom
States rotating off the current Council and not standing again -- Mali (OIC) Guatemala
Peru
Romania --
Number of candidates from group ranked (Freedom House) Fully Free 2
Japan
Republic of Korea
1
Ghana
3
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
3
Serbia
Slovakia
Ukraine
3
France
Spain
United Kingdom
Percentage of candidates from group ranked (Freedom House) Fully Free 33.3% 25% 100% 100% 100%
Number of Candidates from group making pledges 6
Pakistan
Bahrain
Japan
Republic of Korea
Sri Lanka
Timor-Leste
3
Ghana
Burkina Faso
Zambia
3
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
3
Serbia
Slovakia
Ukraine
3
France
Spain
United Kingdom
Percentage of Candidates from Group Making pledges 100% 75% 100% 100% 100%
Number of candidates already on Council and running for reelection 4
Japan
Pakistan
Republic of Korea
Sri Lanka
3
Gabon
Ghana
Zambia
1
Brazil
1
Ukraine
2
France
United Kingdom
Percentage of candidates already on Council and running for reelection 66.7% 75% 33.3% 25% 66.7%