HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

37th Meeting of States parties (New York, 28 August 2018)

GENERAL INFORMATION

A meeting of States parties will take place in New York (Conference Building, Room 1) on 28 August 2018 at 10 a.m. The purpose of this extraordinary meeting is to conduct one by-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member of the Human Rights Committee..

Quorum

Pursuant to article 30, paragraph 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the necessary quorum for the meeting is two-thirds of the 170 States Parties to the Covenant, that is to say 113 States Parties. To avoid the meeting being substantially delayed or postponed, representatives of States Parties should be present at the scheduled time of the meeting.

Credentials

In accordance with Rule 2 of the Revised Rules of Procedures of the Meeting of the States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the credentials of representatives and the names of members of a delegation issued by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs should be submitted to the Secretary-General prior to the Meeting. The credentials may be brought to the Meeting or sent in advance to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York (for the attention of Nenad Vasic , S-1310).

Nomination of candidates by States parties

States parties to the Covenant were invited to nominate their candidates by Monday, 2 July 2018. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat at the following email addresses: registry@ohchr.org and ghabtom@ohchr.org.

Other meeting in 2018

States parties are informed that the regular scheduled elections to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire in December 2018 will be held at a States parties meeting (36th meeting) scheduled to take place on 14 June 2018.

General Information

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Languages

Note verbale from the Secretary General to the State Parties to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights E F S 
Second Note verbale from the Secretary General to the State Parties to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights inviting credentials of its representativeE F S 
Biographical Data Form (Annex II) E F S
GA resolution A/RES/68/268: Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system A C E F R S
Provisional Agenda CCPR/SP/90A C E F R S 
List of candidates CCPR/SP/91A E R 

List of candidates as submitted by the States parties within the deadline of 2 July 2018:

Name of Candidate

Country

Submission Date

 Mr. Andreas B. ZIMMERMANN Germany 15 May 2018
Country-specific information