Election of the Members of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2010
The Committee on Social Economic and Cultural Rights is composed of 18 independent experts - persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights. Nominations for membership on the Committee may be made by States parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in accordance with Resolution 1985/17 of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of 28 May 1985. Members are elected for a term of four years by ECOSOC Member States. Committee Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.
The term of service of half of the current Members of the Committee expired on 31 December 2010. An election for those seats took place at the end of April 2010 in New York.
The current Members of the Committee on Social Economic and Cultural Rights and their terms of office are (as of 1 November 2009):
* On 15 December 2009, under Item 1, the Economic and Social Council elected Mr. Aslan Khuseinovich Abashidze (Russian Federation) by acclamation for a term beginning on 15 December 2009 and expiring on 31 December 2010 to replace Mr. Yuri Kolosov. Click here ...
CVs IN WORD (Maximum limit of 1 and a half pages) should be sent in accordance to the attached format by State parties (English - French - Spanish) should be sent in electronic version to firstname.lastname@example.org and in printed copy to UNOG-OHCHR, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, Fax number :+41.22.917.9029.
List of candidates nominated by States Parties as by 26 January 2010
ECOSOC Decision 2010/201 B
Elections, nominations and appointments to subsidiary and related bodies of the Economic and Social Council
At its 8th and 9th plenary meetings, on 28 April 2010, the Economic and Social Council took the following action with regard to vacancies in its subsidiary and related bodies:
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The Council elected the following nine experts for a four-year term beginning on 1 January 2011:
Aslan Abashidze (Russian Federation),
Clément Atangana (Cameroon),
Chandrashekhar Dasgupta (India),
Azzouz Kerdoun (Algeria),
Jaime Marchán Romero (Ecuador),
Renato Zerbini Ribeiro Leão (Brazil),
Eibe Riedel (Germany),
Heisoo Shin (Republic of Korea)
Álvaro Tirado Mejía (Colombia).
Other Decisions adopted at the same meeting :
The Council also decided that, on an exceptional basis, the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States would be allocated the third rotating seat on the Committee for the four-year term beginning on 1 January 2011 and that the Group of Western European and other States would be allocated the same seat for the four year term beginning on 1 January 2015, and that such arrangement would not be affected by the number of ratifications to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights received by any regional group during that eight-year period.
The Members of the Committee on Social Economic and Cultural Rights and their terms of office are (as of 1 January 2011):