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COMMITTE 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 25 April 2014):

Name

Nationality

Term expires

Mr. Aslan Khuseinovich ABASHIDZE*

Russian Federation

31.12.2018

Mr. Mohamed Ezzeldin ABDEL-MONEIM

Egypt

31.12.2016

Mr. Clement ATANGANA*

Cameroon

31.12.2018

Ms. Maria-Virginia BRAS GOMES (Rapporteur)*

Portugal

31.12.2018

Ms. Jun CONG** Member resigned in July 2014, and ad-hoc election will be held to replace the member for the remainder of the term

China

31.12.2016

Mr. Chandrashekhar DASGUPTA (Vice-Chairperson)*

India

31.12.2018

Mr. Zdzislaw KEDZIA (Chairperson)

Poland

31.12.2016

Mr. Azzouz KERDOUN (Vice-Chairperson)*

Algeria

31.12.2018

Mr. Mikel MANCISIDOR

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 Carmelita RAVENBERG

Suriname

31.12.2016

Mr. Renato Zerbini RIBEIRO LEÃO (Vice-Chairperson)*

Brazil

31.12.2018

Mr. Waleed SADI

Jordan

31.12.2016

Mr. Nicolaas SCHRIJVER

Netherlands

31.12.2016

Ms. Heisoo SHIN*

Republic of Korea

31.12.2018

Mr. Alvaro TIRADO MEJIA

Colombia

31.12.2014

* Members who were re-elected and whose terms will continue from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018.

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