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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Election of nine Members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2012

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is composed of 18 independent experts - persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights.

In accordance with article 34, paragraph 7, the term of nine of the members elected at the second election will expire on 31 December 2012. Thus, nine seats in the Committee must now be filled through an election.

The fifth session of the Conference of the States parties to the Convention will take place in New York from 12 to 14 September 2012. The election of nine members of the Committee will take place during this meeting.

In accordance with article 34 of the Convention, States Parties will be invited to nominate candidates through a written communication, which will be sent out at the end of April 2012. The deadline for nominations will be 2 July 2012. All nominations must be received through official correspondence from the submitting State party, along with a CV (IN WORD 97-2003) in conformity with the models presented below. Interested States and individuals are invited to refer to the Q & A on the Elections.

Article 34, paragraph 4 of the Convention states that “the members of the Committee shall be elected by States parties, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution, representation of the different forms of civilization and of the principal legal systems, balanced gender representation and participation of experts with disabilities”.

Article 34, paragraph 3 states that “When nominating their candidates, States parties are invited to give due consideration to the provision set out in article 4, paragraph 3, of the present Convention”, according to which “States parties shall closely consult with and actively involve persons with disabilities, including children with disabilities through their representative organizations”.

Members are elected for a term of four years by the Conference of States Parties. Committee Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected once if nominated.

Nominations are due by 2 July 2012. The nominations and biographical data, preferably in accordance with the biographical data form, should be submitted to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva 10 and in ELECTRONIC VERSION: English, French and Spanish (Word) to registry@ohchr.org.

Following list of Names, Nationality and date of terms of mandate expires

Name

Nationality

Term expires

Mr. Mohammed AL-TARAWNEH Jordan 31.12.2016
Mr. Martin Mwesigwa BABU Uganda 31.12.2016
Ms. Munthian BUNTAN Thailand 31.12.2016
Ms. Maria Soledad CISTERAS REYES (Vice Chairperson) Chile 31.12.2016
Ms. Theresia DEGENER (Rapporteur) Germany 31.12.2014
Mr. Hyung Shik KIM Republic of Korea 31.12.2014
Mr. Lofti Ben LALLAHOM Tunisia 31.12.2014
Mr. Stig LANGVAD Denmark 31.12.2014
Mr. Lászó Gábor LOVÁSZY Hungary 31.12.2016
Ms. Edah Wangechi MAINA (Vice Chairperson) Kenya 31.12.2014
Mr. Ronald MC CALLUM (Chairperson) Australia 31.12.2014
Ms. Diane MULLIGAN United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 31.12.2016
Ms. Safak PAVEY Turkey 31.12.2016
Ms. Ana PELAEZ NARVAEZ Spain 31.12.2016
Ms. Silvia Judith QUAN-CHANG Guatemala 31.12.2016
Mr. Carlos RIOS ESPINOSA Mexico 31.12.2014
Mr. Damjan TATIC Serbia 31.12.2014
Mr. Germán Xavier TORRES CORREA Ecuador 31.12.2014

Documentation:

Title

Symbol

Languages

CV forms (Word) Spain E | F | S 

 

Received Names of Candidates for the 2012 Elections

* Received before official deadline: 02/07/2012

Names of candidates + CV 

Nationality

CVs Received in Word

Term expires

1. Ms. María Soledad Cisternas Reyes [English | Spanish]

Chile

*

.

2. Mr. Michel Archange Péan [French]

Haiti

*

.

3. Mr. Martin Mwesigwa Babu

Uganda

*

.

4. Ms. Fatiha HADJ SALAH

Algeria

*

.

4. Mr. László Gábor Lovászy

Hungary

*

.

6. Mr. Alexander KelLman [Spanish]

El Salvador

*

.

7. Ms. Diane MULLIGAN

United Kingdom

*

.

8. Ms. Ana PELAEZ NARVAEZ

Spain

*

.

9. Ms. Silvia Judith QUAN CHANG

Guatemala

*

.

10. Mr. Ahmad Salih ALSIF

Saudi Arabia

*

.

11. Mr. Monthian BUNTAN

Thailand

*

.

12. Mr. Coomara PYANEANDEE [English | French]

Mauritius

*

.

13. Ms. Hatouma GAKOU DJIKINE [English | French]

Mali

*

.

14. Mr. Shaikh Duaij Khalifa Bin Duaij AL KHALIFA [English | Arabic]

Bahrain Candidature withdrawn

*

.

15. Mr. Mohammed AL-TARAWNEH

Jordan

*

.

16. Ms. Safak PAVEY

Turkey

*

.

17. Ms. Sudha KAUL

India Candidature withdrawn

*

.

18. Ms. Sebenzile Joy Patricia MATSEBULA

South Africa

*

.

19. Mr. Isaú Joaquim MENESES

Mozambique

*

.

20. Ms. Nahid MOHAMED KHAIRY

Sudan

9 July 2012

.
21. Mr. Basharu Umaru DANLAMI Nigeria 27 July 2012 .
22. Mr. Moussa HOUSSEINI KATABANI Niger 15 August 2012 .

2012 Elections Results


Names of candidates + CV 

Nationality

Received

Term expires
Mr. Mohammed AL-TARAWNEH (Word) Jordan Re-Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
Mr. Martin Mwesigwa BABU (Word) Uganda Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
Mr. Monthian BUNTAN (Word) Thailand Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
Ms. Maria Soledad CISTERNAS REYES (Word) Chile Re-Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
Mr. László Gábor LOVASZY (Word) Hungary Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
Ms. Diane MULLIGAN (Word) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
Ms. Safak PAVEY (Word) Turkey Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
Ms. Ana PELAEZ NARVAEZ (Word) Spain Re-Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
Ms. Silvia Judith QUAN CHANG (Word) Guatemala Elected 4-year term Jan 2013-Dec 2016
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