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Examples of rapporteur in a Sentence
He was selected to be the UN's rapporteur on nuclear energy.
Recent Examples of rapporteur from the Web
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.
Agnes Callamard, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, talks to the media after her speech at a drug policy forum at University of the Philippines, Friday, May 5, 2017 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines.
Philip Alston, the U.N. special rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights, said the Chinese government’s conduct was at odds with the need for U.N. experts to have the freedom to assess situations and preserve the confidentiality of sources.
The report continues: The Special Rapporteur calls upon all states to ensure that Internet access is maintained at all times, including during times of political unrest.
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Did You Know?
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
RAPPORTEUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rapporteur for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to do research and present official reports on a particular subject
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