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27th Meeting of States parties (New York, 22 June 2017): Election of the members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 19 January 2018

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is composed of 18 independent experts, who are persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights.

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 8 of the Convention. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if re-nominated.

The twenty-seventh meeting of States parties will take place in New York (Conference room no.03) on 22 June 2017 with the aim of electing nine members, representing half of the membership of the Committee, in view of the expiration of the term of office of nine members on 19 January 2018. States parties to the Convention were invited to nominate their candidates by 6 April 2017.

The nominations and biographical data in accordance to the form indicated below (Annex II) should be submitted to the CERD Secretariat, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland and in electronic version (word format) to cerd@ohchr.org and copy to ghabtom@ohchr.org.

General Information

Article 8

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Note verbale from the Secretary-General to the State parties of International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

EFS

List of members of the Committee whose term expires on 19 January 2018 (Annex I) EFS

Biographical data form of candidates to Human Rights Treaty Bodies (Annex II)

EFS

Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system (A/RES/68/268)

ACEFRS

Documentation

Provisional Agenda

CERD/SP/79

A C E F R S

List of candidates

CERD/SP/80

A C E F R S

Rules of procedures for the elections of CERD experts

CERD/SP/2/Rev.1

E F R S 

List of candidates and their CVs as submitted by the State parties

Names
Nominated by the Country
Submission date
Ms. Rita IZSÁK-NDIAYEHungary20 December 2016
Mr. Gün KUTTurkey16 January 2017
Mr. Marc BOSSUYT
E | F
Belgium24 January 2017
Ms. Keiko KO​Japan​3 February 2017
Mr. Abdi Ismaël Hersi (F)​Djibouti23 February 2017
Ms. Chinsung Chung (E)​Republic of Korea28 February 2017
​Mr. Noureddine Amir (EF)​Algeria​3 March 2017
Mr. Silvio José Albuquerque E Silva (E)​Brazil​15 March 2017
Mr. Mohammed Al-Obaidi (E)​Iraq15 March 2017
Country-specific information