UN Human Rights Council Elections May 12, 2009 Table and Analaysis

Human Rights Council Elections for term beginning June 19, 2009

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 2009 5 5 3 2 3
Numbers & names of candidates for each group 5 (FIXED SLATE)
Bangladesh
China
Jordan
Kyrgyzstan
Saudi Arabia
6
Cameroon
Djibouti
Kenya
Mauritius
Nigeria
Senegal
3 (FIXED SLATE)
Cuba
Mexico
Uruguay
3
Azerbaijan
Hungary
Russian Federation
3 (FIXED SLATE)
Belgium
Norway
United States
States rotating off the current Council and not standing again Malaysia -- -- -- Canada
Germany
Switzerland
Candidates already on Council and running for reelection 4
Bangladesh
China
Jordan
Saudi Arabia
5
Cameroon
Djibouti
Mauritius
Nigeria
Senegal
3
Cuba
Mexico
Uruguay
2
Azerbaijan
Russian Federation
0
Candidates from group ranked (by Freedom House) Fully Free 0 1 (17%)
Mauritius
2 (66%)
Mexico
Uruguay
1 (33%)
Hungary
3 (100%)
Belgium
Norway
United States
Candidates which are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 4
Bangladesh
Jordan
Kyrgyzstan
Saudi Arabia
4
Cameroon
Djibouti
Nigeria
Senegal
0 1
Azerbaijan
0
Candidates from group making pledges 3
Jordan
China
Bangladesh
5
Kenya
Cameroon
Djibouti
Mauritius
Nigeria
3
Cuba
Mexico
Uruguay
3
Azerbaijan
Hungary
Russian Federation
3
Belgium
Norway
United States
Percentage of candidates from Group Making pledges 60% 83% 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of Group from the OIC if candidates elected 62% (8/13) Either 46% (6/13) if both Kenya and Mauritius elected or 54% (7/13) if either Kenya or Mauritius elected. [NOTE: Mauritius was elected, Kenya was not elected] 0 0% (0/6) 0
Percentage of Group Not Fully Free if candidates elected 69% (9/13) Either 77% (10/13) if Mauritius elected or 85% (11/13) if Mauritius not elected [NOTE: Mauritius was elected] 37.5% (3/8) 33% (2/6) 0