Definition of rapporteur in English:



  • A person who is appointed by an organization to report on the proceedings of its meetings.

    ‘the UN rapporteur’
    • ‘The special rapporteur is also trying to investigate allegations of torture, but is being stalled by authorities.’
    • ‘The U.N. Commission on Human Rights first decided to appoint a special rapporteur to examine questions relevant to torture in 1985.’
    • ‘The PACE rapporteur, Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold, says that she was concerned about the fate of more than 300 babies.’
    • ‘Because no rule obliges the rapporteur of a Workshop to exclude statements from the report which are scientifically accurate.’
    • ‘He will be able to pick serious and competent people who will do a disinterested and professional job as UN rapporteurs.’
    • ‘The rapporteur will present the draft report to the committee.’
    • ‘Jacques Franquet is a member of the International Narcotics Control Board the rapporteur for its Annual Report.’
    • ‘The letter-writing campaigns of Amnesty International and the assessments of UN human rights rapporteurs depend on this accountability.’
    • ‘In her report, U.N. rapporteur Koufa discussed the distinction between terrorism on the one hand, and ‘wars of national liberation in the context of the right to self-determination’ on the other.’
    • ‘He is a Malaysian lawyer who has been a UN rapporteur since 1994.’
    • ‘The rebels systematically practiced torture in order to extort money, punish non-cooperation, and intimidate others, the special rapporteur said.’
    • ‘In a special message to the government in Harare, two special UN rapporteurs asked the authorities to answer allegations that police and the intelligence service had drawn up a death list.’
    • ‘The thrust of legislative work is done in the committees, where individual rapporteurs draft reports that form the basis for parliamentary resolutions.’
    • ‘We don't need a UN rapporteur to tell us there is a crisis.’
    • ‘Recently special rapporteurs from the UN's human rights commission urged the examination of rights violations in Aceh.’
    • ‘‘There has been an alarming deterioration in the health and mental health of the inmates,’ said Paul Hunt, one of the five UN special rapporteurs.’
    • ‘We were the rapporteurs at this seminar and delivered the conclusions and recommendations.’
    • ‘He said the move was in line with a decision by the committee to appoint Hogan as a rapporteur on consumer issues.’
    • ‘There have been other measures taken since then, partly though not wholly, in response to international pressure, like the appointment of special rapporteurs in Geneva.’
    • ‘The UN could have gone on passing resolutions and sending in inspectors and rapporteurs for the next 50 years, but in the end there was no realistic alternative to war.’


Late 18th century: French, from rapporter ‘bring back’.