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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Members

In accordance with resolution 5/1 of the Human Rights Council, the Advisory Committee is composed of 18 experts serving in their personal capacity: five from African as well as from Asian States; two from Eastern European States; and three from Latin American and Caribbean States, as well as from Western European and other States.

Members serve for a period of three years and are eligible for re-election once. Elections of new members currently take place once a year at the September session of the Human Rights Council. For further information on the nomination procedure of candidates click here.

The list of current members of the Advisory Committee and their respective terms of office are set out below:


MEMBERS

TERM EXPIRES ON 30 SEPTEMBER

Saeed Mohamed Al Faihani Saeed Mohamed Al Faihani
(Bahrain)
2015

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
(France)
2014

Mario L. Coriolano Mario L. Coriolano
(Argentina)
2015

 Hoda Elsadda Hoda Elsadda
(Egypt)
2016

 Karla Hananía de Varela Karla Hananía de Varela
(El Salvador)
2016

Latif Hüseynov

Latif Hüseynov
(Azerbaijan)

2014*


Alfred Ntunduguru Karokora

Alfred Ntunduguru Karokora
(Uganda)

2016*

 


Mikhail Lebedev

Mikhail Lebedev
(Russian Federation)

2016


Kaoru Obata Kaoru Obata
(Japan)
2016

Obiora Chinedu Okafor Obiora Chinedu Okafor
(Nigeria)
2014

Katharina Pabel Katharina Pabel
(Austria)
2015

Coco Quisumbing

Coco Quisumbing
(Philippines)

2014


Anantonia Reyes Prado Anantonia Reyes Prado
(Guatemala)
2014

Dheerujlall Seetulsingh

Dheerujlall Seetulsingh
(Mauritius)

2014*


Ahmer Bilal Soofi Ahmer Bilal Soofi
(Pakistan)
2014

Imeru Tamrat Yigezu Imeru Tamrat Yigezu
(Ethiopia)
2015

Yishan Zhang Yishan Zhang
(China)
2016

Jean Ziegler

Jean Ziegler
(Switzerland)

2016


* Member serving second term

Background

The Human Rights Council elected one new member at its twenty-fifth session in March 2014 for the vacant seat in the Advisory Committee from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States: Ms. Karla Hananía de Varela (El Salvador).

The Council elected the five new members at its twenty-fourth session in September 2013:

On 26 September 2013, at its twenty-fourth session, the Council elected five new experts: Ms. Hoda Elsadda (Egypt), Mr. Alexandrovich Mikhail Lebedev (Russian Federation), Mr. Kaoru Obata (Japan), Mr. Yishan Zhang (China) and Mr. Jean Ziegler (Switzerland). Mr. Alfred Ntunduguru Karokora (Uganda) was re-elected for a second term.

The new members are replacing Mr. José Antonio Bengoa Cabello (Chile), Ms. Chinsung Chung (Republic of Korea), Mr. Wolfgang Stefan Heinz (Germany), Mr.Vladimir Kartashkin (Russian Federation), Mr. Shigeki Sakamoto (Japan) and Ms. Mona Zulficar (Egypt), who concluded their term as members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on 30 September 2013 in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 and Council decision 18/121.

One seat for a member of the Committee from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States remains vacant given that no nomination was received from the Latin American and Caribbean region. The election of the member for that group is scheduled to take place at the 25th session of the Council in March 2014.

The Council elected the four new members at its twenty-first session in September 2012:

On 28 September 2012, at its twenty-first session, the Council elected four new experts: Mr. Saeed Mohamed Al Faihani (Bahrain), Mr. Mario L. Coriolano (Argentina), Ms. Katharina Pabel (Austria), and Mr. Imeru Tamrat Yigezu (Ethiopia).

The new members are replacing Mr. D’Escoto Brockman (Nicaragua), Mr. Chen (China), Mrs. Warzazi (Morocco) and Mr. Ziegler who concluded their term as members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on 30 September 2012 in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 and Council decision 18/121.

Following the demise of Ms. Purification Quisumbing in December 2011, the Human Rights Council elected, at its nineteenth session in March 2012, Ms. Cecilia Rachel V. Quisumbing (Philippines) as a member of the Advisory Committee to serve until the end of the term.

On 23 March 2011, at its sixteenth session, the Council elected seven experts to the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee: Ms. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (France), Mr. Latif Huseynov (Azerbaijan), Mr. Obiora Chinedu Okafor (Nigeria), Ms. Purificacion Quisumbing (Philippines), Ms. Anantonia Reyes Prado (Guatemala), Mr. Dheerujall Baramlall Seetulsingh (Mauritius), and Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi (Pakistan).

On 26 March 2010, at its thirteenth session, the Council elected seven experts to the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee: Mr. José Antonio Bengoa Cabello (Chile), Ms. Chinsung Chung (Republic of Korea), Mr. Wolfang Stefan Heinz (Germany), Mr. Alfred Ntunduguru Karokora (Uganda), Mr. Vladimir Kartashkin (Russian Federation), Mr. Shigeki Sakamoto (Japan), and Ms. Mona Zulficar (Egypt).

The 18 initial members of the Advisory Committee were elected on 26 March 2008. In accordance with resolution 5/1, the staggering of terms of membership was determined by drawing lots immediately after the election. Hence, for the first term, one-third of the experts served for one year only, another third served for two years and the remaining members served for a full membership term of three years.

Elections to be held at the 25th session of the Human Rights Council

A/HRC/25/18
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A/HRC/25/18/Add.1
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Previous elections of members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

A/HRC/24/17
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A/HRC/24/17/Add.1
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A/HRC/21/17
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A/HRC/21/17/Add.1
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A/HRC/19/81
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A/HRC/16/19
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A/HRC/16/19/Add.1
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A/HRC/13/67
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A/HRC/13/67/Add.1
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