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COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

Membership

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 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 in accordance with ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.

The current membership of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (as of 17 November 2014):

Name

Nationality

Term expires

Mr. Aslan Khuseinovich ABASHIDZE

Russian Federation

31.12.2014

Mr. Mohamed Ezzeldin ABDEL-MONEIM

Egypt

31.12.2016

Mr. Clement ATANGANA

Cameroon

31.12.2014

Ms. Maria-Virginia BRAS GOMES (Rapporteur)

Portugal

31.12.2014

Mr. Shiqiu CHEN*

China

31.12.2016

Mr. Chandrashekhar DASGUPTA (Vice-Chairperson)

India

31.12.2014

Mr. Zdzislaw KEDZIA (Chairperson)

Poland

31.12.2016

Mr. Azzouz KERDOUN (Vice-Chairperson)

Algeria

31.12.2014

Mr. Mikel MANCISIDOR DE LA FUENTE

Spain

31.12.2016

Mr. Jaime MARCHAN ROMERO

Ecuador

31.12.2014

Mr. Sergei MARTYNOV

Belarus

31.12.2016

Mr. Ariranga Govindasamy PILLAY

Mauritius

31.12.2016

Ms. Lydia RAVENBERG

Suriname

31.12.2016

Mr. Renato Zerbini RIBEIRO LEÃO (Vice-Chairperson)

Brazil

31.12.2014

Mr. Waleed SADI

Jordan

31.12.2016

Mr. Nicolaas Jan SCHRIJVER

Netherlands

31.12.2016

Ms. Heisoo SHIN

Republic of Korea

31.12.2014

Mr. Alvaro TIRADO MEJIA

Colombia

31.12.2014

* The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), at its 50th meeting, held on 17 November, elected Chen Shiqiu (China), for a term of office beginning on the date of election and expiring on 31 December 2016, to replace Ms.Cong Jun (China), who had resigned from her seat (ECOSOC decision 2014/201 B). Click here ...

** CV in Chinese and English
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