Meaning of rapporteur in English:


Pronunciation /ˌrapɔːˈtəː/


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

    ‘the UN rapporteur’
    • ‘He said the move was in line with a decision by the committee to appoint Hogan as a rapporteur on consumer issues.’
    • ‘We were the rapporteurs at this seminar and delivered the conclusions and recommendations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He is a Malaysian lawyer who has been a UN rapporteur since 1994.’
    • ‘Because no rule obliges the rapporteur of a Workshop to exclude statements from the report which are scientifically accurate.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 thrust of legislative work is done in the committees, where individual rapporteurs draft reports that form the basis for parliamentary resolutions.’
    • ‘The PACE rapporteur, Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold, says that she was concerned about the fate of more than 300 babies.’
    • ‘The letter-writing campaigns of Amnesty International and the assessments of UN human rights rapporteurs depend on this accountability.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘The rebels systematically practiced torture in order to extort money, punish non-cooperation, and intimidate others, the special rapporteur said.’


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