Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (hereinafter "the Advisory Committee"), composed of 18 experts, has been established to function as a think-tank for the Council and work at its direction. The Advisory Committee replaces the former Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. The Committee held its first meeting in August 2008. It meets twice a year, for one week in February immediately before the March session of the Council and for one week in August.
Human Rights Council Advisory Committee concludes its 24th session
21 February 2020
Twenty-fourth session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee taking place in Geneva from 17 to 21 February 2020
13 February 2020
Human Rights Council Advisory Committee concludes its twenty-third session
26 July 2019
Report of the Advisory Committee on its 22nd session
Report of the Advisory Committee on its 23rd session (advance unedited version)
Request for inputs by all stakeholders for the report on new and emerging digital technologies and human rights
How research leads to action -- Advisory Committee celebrates 10th anniversary
Inside the HRC Advisory Committee: how research leads to action
Election of members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee - Note by the Secretary-General (advance edited version)
Addendum (advance unedited version)
Mandate & Functions
The Committee is composed of 18 independent experts from different professional backgrounds representing the various regions of the world (5 from African States; 5 from Asian States; 2 from Eastern European States; 3 from Latin American and Caribbean States, and 3 from Western European and other States). Experts are nominated by Governments and elected by the Council. Elections normally take place at the September session of the Council.
Members serve for a period of three years and may be re-elected once. Their term of membership starts on 1 October of the year of their election.
The present composition of the Advisory Committee
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