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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

32nd Meeting of States parties (New York, 6 September 2012)


General information

The Human Rights Committee is composed of 18 independent experts, who are persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights, consideration being given to the usefulness of the participation of some persons having legal experience (article 28, ICCPR).

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties from among their nationals, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution and to representation of the different forms of civilization as well as of the principal legal systems, in accordance with article 31 of the Covenant. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if re-nominated.

States parties are informed that the regular scheduled elections to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire on 31 December 2012 will be held at a States parties meeting scheduled to take place in New York (NLB Conference Room 2) on 6 September 2012 at 10 am.

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).

32nd Meeting of States parties

States parties to the Covenant were invited to nominate their candidates by Monday, 25 June 2012. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat at the following email addresses: kfox@ohchr.org and sthodiyil@ohchr.org.

Name
Nationality
Term expires
Tunisia
31.12.2014
Mr. Bouzid LAZHARI (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
Mr. Rajsoomer LALLAH (deceased on 3 June 2012)
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
Algeria
19 March 2012
Egypt
4 April 2012
Georgia
18 April 2012
Mr. Fabián Omar SALVIOLI [English | French | Spanish] (Elected)
Argentina
24 April 2012
Mr. Ndiame GAYE
Senegal
25 April 2012
Congolaise
26 April 2012
Sir Nigel RODLEY (Elected)
United Kingdom
29 May 2012
Germany
5 June 2012
Mr.Yuval SHANY (Elected)
Israel
13 June 2012
Kazakhstan
14 June 2012
Mauritius
18 June 2012
Burkina Faso
5 July 2012
Mr. Nhatitima SINAI JOSSEFA (Candidature Withdrawn on 5 September 2012)
Mozambique
5 July 2012
Mr. Victor Manuel RODRIGUEZ-RESCIA [English | Spanish]  (Elected)
Costa Rica
23 July 2012
Mali
28 August 2012
Mr. Ahmed ABDULLA FARHAN (Candidature Withdrawn on 4 September 2012)
Bahrain
31 August 2012
Ms. Naceesay SALLA-WADDA (Candidature Withdrawn on 6 September 2012)
Gambia
3 September 2012

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

Title
Symbol number
Languages

Provisional Agenda

CCPR/SP/80

A C E F R S

List of candidates

CCPR/SP/81

A C E F R S

List of candidates - Addendum CCPR/SP/81/Add.1 A C E F R S
List of candidates - Addendum CCPR/SP/81/Add.2 A C E F R S
List of candidates - Addendum CCPR/SP/81/Add.3 A C E F R S
List of candidates - Addendum CCPR/SP/81/Add.4 A C E F R S
Rules of procedure of the meeting of the States parties CCPR/SP/2/Rev.1 E F R S
Country-specific information