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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

39th Meeting of States parties (New York, 17 June 2022)

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Human Rights Committee is composed of 18 independent experts, who are persons of high moral character and recognised competence in the field of human rights, consideration being given to the usefulness of the participation of some persons having legal experience (article 28, ICCPR).

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties from among their nationals, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution and to representation of the different forms of civilization as well as of the principal legal systems, in accordance with article 31 of the Covenant. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if re-nominated.

States parties are informed that the regular scheduled elections to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire on 31 December 2022 will be held at a States parties meeting scheduled to take place in New York Headquarters, Conference Room 4 on 17 June 2022 at 10 am.

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 173 States Parties to the Covenant, that is to say 115 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 Mr. Nenad Vasic, S-3151).

Nomination of candidates by States parties

States parties to the Covenant are invited to nominate their candidates by Friday 31 March 2022. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat at the following email addresses: registry@ohchr.org, and gabriella.habtom@un.org.

General Information

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Membership of the Committee

Note verbale from the Secretary General to the State Parties to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights

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Second Note verbale from the Secretary General to the State Parties to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights inviting credentials of its representative

Biographical Data Form (Annex III)

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GA resolution A/RES/68/268: Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system

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Provisional Agenda CCPR/SP/94

List of candidates CCPR/SP/95

List of candidates, Addendum CCPR/SP/95/Add.1

Revised Rules of Procedures of the Meeting of the States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - CCPR/SP/2/Rev.1

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List of candidates as submitted by the States parties within the deadline of 31 March 2022:

Name of Candidate Country Submission Date
Ms. Yvonne DONDERS
The Netherlands1 December 2020
Mr. Alfred SUH FUSI
Cameroon10 November 2021
Mr. Zirignon Constant DELBE English | FrançaisCôte d'Ivoire11 November 2021
Mr. Koji TERAYA
Japan17 December 2021
Mr. Laurence R. HELFER
United States of America
17 December 2021
​Mr. Farid AHMADOV
​Azerbaijan
21 December 2021​
Mr. Hernán QUEZADA CABRERA
English | Spanish
​Chile
5 January 2022​
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