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Examples of rapporteur in a Sentence
He was selected to be the UN's rapporteur on nuclear energy.
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The United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, and the United Nations special rapporteur on arbitrary executions, along with other United Nations experts, also raised concerns.
Nils Melzer, the United Nations special rapporteur on torture, on Wednesday urged the United States to end its torture of detainees held at the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
Alston was appointed by the U.N. human rights council as the special rapporteur on extreme poverty to investigate the plight of the most vulnerable people in the economic doldrums of the richest nation in the world.
The special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Tomas Quintana, says he was discouraged from visiting Rakhine state by the head of the mission, Renata Lok-Dessallien.
Qatar's human rights committee had previously filed a complaint with the U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of belief and religion over restrictions placed on its nationals who wanted to attend the hajj this year.
Agnes Callamard, a former UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, spies a welcome global trend toward decriminalising defamation.
CONGRESSIONAL COMMISSION The head of the commission, deputy Rodrigo Pacheco of Temer’s Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, will pick a rapporteur who will have up to seven sessions to finish his report.
Speaking at a private policy forum in Manila, Agnès S. Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, did not mention Mr. Duterte by name.
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Rapporteur was adopted into English in the early 16th century and is a descendant of the Middle French verb rapporter, meaning "to bring back, report, or refer." Other descendants of "rapporter" in English include "rapportage" (a rare synonym of "reportage," in the sense of "writing intended to give an account of observed or documented events") and "rapport" ("harmonious relationship"). The words "report," "reporter," "reportage," etc., are also distant relatives of "rappouteur"; all can ultimately be traced back to the Latin prefix re-, meaning "back, again, against," and the Latin word portare, meaning "to carry."
Origin and Etymology of rapporteur
First Known Use: circa 1500See Words from the same year
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