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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Elections

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is composed of 18 members of high moral standing and competence in the field covered by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Nominations for membership on the Committee may be made by States parties to the Convention, in accordance with article 43 of the Convention. The article states that "The members of the Committee shall be elected by States Parties from among their nationals and shall serve in their personal capacity, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution, as well as to the principal legal systems".

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Next elections for the Committee on the Rights of the Child will be held during the Fifteenth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (New York, 25 June 2014).


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