UN Human Rights Council Elections 2016 - Table and Analysis

Human Rights Council Elections for term beginning January 1, 2017

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 2016/17 4 4 2 2 2
Numbers & names of candidates for each group 4 (FIXED SLATE)
China
Iraq
Japan
Saudi Arabia
4 (FIXED SLATE)
Egypt
Rwanda
South Africa
Tunisia
3
Brazil
Cuba
Guatemala
3
Croatia
Hungary
Russian Federation
2 (FIXED SLATE)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
States rotating off the current Council and not standing again Maldives
Vietnam
Algeria
Morocco
Namibia
Mexico The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia France
Candidates already on Council and running for reelection 2
China
Saudi Arabia
1
South Africa
1
Cuba
1
Russian Federation
1
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Candidates from group ranked (by Freedom House) Fully Free 1 (25%)
Japan
2 (50%)
South Africa
Tunisia
1 (33%)
Brazil
2 (66%)
Croatia
Hungary
2 (100%)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Candidates which are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 2
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
2
Egypt
Tunisia
0 0 0
Candidates from group making pledges 3
China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
2
Egypt
Tunisia
3
Brazil
Cuba
Guatemala
3
Croatia
Hungary
Russian Federation
0
Percentage of candidates from Group Making pledges 75% (3/4) 50% (2/4) 100% 100% 0%
Percentage of Group from the OIC if candidates elected 54% (7/13) 38% (5/13) 0 17% (1/6) 0
Percentage of Group Not Fully Free if candidates elected 69% (9/13) 69% (9/13) 63% (5/8) if both Cuba and Guatemala are elected; otherwise 50% (4/8) 33% (2/6) if both Croatia and Hungary are elected; otherwise, 50% (3/6) 0