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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

33rd Meeting of States parties (New York, 18 February 2014)

GENERAL INFORMATION

A meeting of States parties will take place in New York (Conference Building, Room 3) on 18 February 2014 at 10 a.m. The purpose of this extraordinary meeting is to conduct one by-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member of the Human Rights Committee.

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 Nenad Vasic , S-1309).

Nomination of candidates by States parties

States parties to the Covenant were invited to nominate their candidates by Wednesday, 22 January 2014. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat at the following email addresses: kfox@ohchr.org and sthodiyil@ohchr.org.

Additional meeting in 2014

States parties are informed that the regular scheduled elections to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire in December 2014 will be held at a States parties meeting (34th meeting) scheduled to take place on 24 June 2014.

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

Name of Member
Nationality
Term expires on 31 December

Mr. Yadh BEN ACHOUR (Vice-Chairperson)

Tunisia

31.12.2014

Mr. Lazhari BOUZID
Algeria
31.12.2016
Ms. Christine CHANET
France
31.12.2014
Mr. Ahmad Amin FATHALLA
Egypt
31.12.2016
Mr.Cornelis FLINTERMAN (Rapporteur)
The Netherlands
31.12.2014
Mr. Yuji IWASAWA
Japan
31.12.2014
Mr. Walter KALIN
Switzerland
31.12.2014
Ms. Zonke Zanele MAJODINA
South Africa
31.12.2014
Mr. Kheshoe Parsad MATADEEN (resigned effective 9 January 2014)
Mauritius
31/12/2016
Ms. Iulia Antoanella MOTOC
(resigned effective 4 November 2013)
Romania
31.12.2014
Mr.Gerald L. NEUMAN
United States of America
31.12.2014
Sir Nigel RODLEY (Chairperson)
United Kingdom
31.12.2016
Mr. Victor Manuel RODRÍGUEZ-RESCIA
Costa Rica
31.12.2016
Mr. Fabián Omar SALVIOLI - [English | French | Spanish]
Argentina
31.12.2016
Ms. Anja SEIBERT-FOHR
Germany
31/12/2016
Mr. Yuval SHANY
Israel
31/12/2016
Mr. Konstantine VARDZELASHVILI
Georgia
31/12/2016
Ms. Margo WATERVAL (Vice-Chairperson)
Suriname
31.12.2014

Documentation


Title

Symbol number

Languages

Provisional Agenda

CCPR/SP/82

A C E F R S

List of candidates

CCPR/SP/83

A C E F R S

Withdrawal of candidates CCPR/SP/83/Add.1 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


List of candidates as submitted by the States parties:


Name of Candidate

Nationality

Submission Date

Mr. Marat Sarsembayev

Kazakhstan (Candidature withdrawn on 6 February 2014)

15 January 2014

Ms. Ivana Jelic

Montenegro (Candidature withdrawn on 5 February 2014)

17 January 2014

Mr. Andrei Paul Zlătescu (Elected)

Romania

21 January 2014

Country-specific information