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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
2020
Mr. AVTONOMOV Alexei S.
Vice-chairperson
Russian Federation
2020
Mr. BOSSUYT Marc Belgium
2018
Mr. CALI TZAY Jose Francisco
Chairperson
Guatemala
2020
Ms. CRICKLEY Anastasia
Vice-chairperson
Ireland
2018
Ms. DAH Fatimata-Binta Victoire Burkina Faso
2020
Ms. HOHOUETO Afiwa-Kindena Togo
2018
Mr. KEMAL Anwar Pakistan
2018
Mr. KHALAF Melhem Lebanon
2018
Mr. KUT Gun Turkey
2018
Mr. LINDGREN ALVES Jose A. Brazil
2018
Mr. MARUGÁN Nicolás Spain
2020
Ms. MCDOUGALL Gay United States
2020
Ms. MOHAMED Yemhelhe Mint Mauritania
2020
Mr. MURILLO MARTINEZ Pastor Elias Colombia
2020
Ms. SHEPHERD Verene Albertha Jamaica
2020
Ms. LI Yanduan China
2020
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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