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COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Membership

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is composed of 18 independent experts who are persons of high moral standing and acknowledged impartiality. Consideration must also be given to equitable geographical distribution and to the representation of the different forms of civilization as well as of the principal legal systems.

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties in accordance with article 8 of the Convention. Elections for nine of the eighteen members are held every two years, ensuring a balance between continuity and change in the composition of the Committee. Article 8 sets out the rules for the election of members of the Committee at a meeting of States parties. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.

The current membership of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is:

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires

Mr. AMIR Noureddine
Vice-chairperson

Algeria

2018

Mr. AVTONOMOV Alexei S.
Vice-chairperson

Russian Federation

2016

Mr. BOSSUYT Marc

Belgium

2018

Mr. CALI TZAY Jose Francisco
Chairperson

Guatemala

2016

Ms. CRICKLEY Anastasia
Vice-chairperson

Ireland

2018

Ms. DAH Fatimata-Binta Victoire

Burkina Faso

2016

Mr. DIACONU Ion

Romania

2016

Ms. HOHOUETO Afiwa-Kindena

Togo

2018

Mr. HUANG Yong’an

China

2016

Ms. JANUARY-BARDILL Patricia Nozipho

South Africa

2016

Mr. KEMAL Anwar

Pakistan

2018

Mr. KHALAF Melhem

Lebanon

2018

Mr. KUT Gun

Turkey

2018

Mr. LAHIRI Dilip
Rapporteur

India

2016

Mr. LINDGREN ALVES Jose A.

Brazil

2018

Mr. MURILLO MARTINEZ Pastor Elias

Colombia

2016

Mr. VAZQUEZ Carlos Manuel

USA

2016

Mr. YEUNG SIK YUEN Yeung Kam John

Mauritius

2018

Provisional Agenda CERD/SP/71
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CVs of candidates: Official document CERD/SP/72
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Rules of procedure for the elections of CERD experts CERD/SP/2/Rev.1
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Country-specific information