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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

31st Meeting of States parties (New York, 1st May 2012)


General information

A meeting of States parties will take place in New York (NLB Conference Room 2) on 1 May 2012 at 10 a.m. The purpose of this extraordinary meeting is to conduct one by-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the death of a member of the Human Rights Committee in January 2012.

Quorum

Pursuant to article 30, paragraph 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the necessary quorum for the meeting is two-thirds of the 167 States Parties to the Covenant, that is to say 112 States Parties. To avoid the meeting being substantially delayed or postponed, representatives of States Parties should be present at the scheduled time of the meeting.

Credentials

In accordance with Rule 2 of the Revised Rules of Procedures of the Meeting of the States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the credentials of representatives and the names of members of a delegation issued by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs should be submitted to the Secretary-General prior to the Meeting. The credentials may be brought to the Meeting or sent in advance to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York (for the attention of Mr. James Turpin, DC1 - 0504).

Additional meeting in 2012

States parties are informed that the regular scheduled elections to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire in December 2012 will be held at a States parties meeting (32st meeting) scheduled to take place on 6 September 2012.

31th Meeting of States parties

States parties to the Convention were invited to nominate their candidates by Monday, 26 March 2012. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat at the following email addresses: kfox@ohchr.org and sthodiyil@ohchr.org.

The membership of the Human Rights Committee is currently as follows:

Name
Nationality
Term expires
Mr. Abdelfattah AMOR (deceased on 2 January 2012)
Tunisia
31.12.2014
Mr. Lazhari BOUZID (Rapporteur)
Algeria
31.12.2012
France
31.12.2014
Egypt
31.12.2012
The Netherlands
31.12.2014
Mr. Yuji IWASAWA (Vice-Chairperson)
Japan
31.12.2014
Switzerland
31.12.2014
Mauritius
31.12.2012
South Africa
31.12.2014
Romania
31.12.2014
United States of America
31.12.2014
Mr. Michael O'FLAHERTY (Vice-Chairperson)
Ireland
31.12.2012
Colombia
31.12.2012
United Kingdom
31.12.2012
Mr. Fabián Omar SALVIOLI (Vice-Chairperson)
Argentina
31.12.2012
Kazakhstan
31.12.2012
Sweden
31.12.2012
Suriname
31.12.2014

List of candidates as submitted by the States parties:

Name of Candidate
Nationality
Term expires
Mr. Yadh Ben Achour (ELECTED)
Tunisia
26 March 2012
Mr. Ndiame Gaye (Candidature Withdrawn on 25 April 2012)
Senegal
29 February 2012
Mr. Marlon Manuel (Candidature Withdrawn on 4 April 2012)
Philippines
22 February 2012

The following documents were issued for the thirty-first meeting of States parties.

Title
Symbol number
Languages

Provisional Agenda

CCPR/SP/78

A C E F R S

Election of one Member and CV's of candidates

CCPR/SP/79

A C E F R S

Rules of procedure of the meeting of the States parties CCPR/SP/2/Rev.1 A C E F R S
Country-specific information