Statistical Summary of Results of 2008 UN Human Rights Council Elections

Cumulative - Statistical summary of Human Rights Council (including new election results)
Number of members 47
Total number of members ranked Fully Free (Freedom House) 23 (49%)
Total number of members from the African + Asian groups 26 (55%)
Total number of the African + Asian groups from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 15 (58%)


Cumulative - Statistical summary of election results
Number of candidates in 2007 19
Number of seats available in 2007 15
Total number of candidates ranked Fully Free (Freedom House) 12
Percentage of candidates ranked Fully Free (Freedom House) 63.16%
Total number of elected countries ranked Fully Free (Freedom House) 10
Percentage of elected countries ranked Fully Free (Freedom House) 52.6%


Asian
Number of slots reserved for group 13
Percentage of seats reserved for Asian group on Council 27.7%
Number of candidates from Asian group 6
Number of candidates from Asian group ranked Fully Free 2
Percentage of candidates from Asian group ranked Fully Free 33%
Number of candidates from Asian group making pledges 6
Percentage of candidates from Asian group making pledges 100%


African
Number of slots reserved for African group 13
Percentage of seats reserved for African group on Council 27.7%
Number of candidates from African group 4
Number of candidates from African group ranked Fully Free 1
Percentage of candidates from African group ranked Fully Free 25%
Number of candidates from African group making pledges 3
Percentage of candidates from African group making pledges 75%


Latin American and Caribbean
Number of slots reserved for Latin American and Caribbean group 8
Percentage of seats reserved for Latin American and Caribbean group on Council 17%
Number of candidates from Latin American and Caribbean group 3
Number of candidates from Latin American and Caribbean group ranked Fully Free 3
Percentage of candidates from Latin American and Caribbean group ranked Fully Free 100%
Number of candidates from Latin American and Caribbean group making pledges 3
Percentage of candidates from Latin American and Caribbean group making pledges 100%


Eastern European
Number of slots reserved for Eastern European group 6
Percentage of seats reserved for Eastern European group on Council 12.8%
Number of candidates from Eastern European group 3
Number of candidates from Eastern European group ranked Fully Free 3
Percentage of candidates from Eastern European group ranked Fully Free 100%
Number of candidates from Eastern European group making pledges 3
Percentage of candidates from Eastern European group making pledges 100%


Western European and others
Number of slots reserved for Western European and others group 7
Percentage of seats reserved for Western European and others group on Council 14.9%
Number of candidates from Western European and others group 3
Number of candidates from Western European and others group ranked Fully Free 3
Percentage of candidates from Western European and others group ranked Fully Free 100%
Number of candidates from Western European and others group making pledges 3
Percentage of candidates from Western European and others group making pledges 100%