The Human Rights Committee is composed of 18 independent experts who are persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights.

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties in accordance with articles 28 to 39 of the Covenant. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.

The membership of the Committees as follows:

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Information on former Human Rights Committee members from 1977 to 2014
Information on former Human Rights Committee Bureau members from 1977 to 2014

Name of Member
Term expires on 31 December
Ms. Tania María ABDO ROCHOLL Paraguay31/12/2020
Mr. Yadh BEN ACHOURTunisia31.12.2018
Ms. Ilze BRANDS KEHRISLatvia31.12.2020
Ms. Sarah CLEVELANDUnited States of America 31/12/2018
Mr. Ahmed Amin FATHALLA (Vice-Chair)Egypt31.12.2020
Mr. Olivier de FROUVILLEFrance31.12.2018
Mr. Christof HEYNSSouth Africa31.12.2020
Mr. Yuji IWASAWA (Chair)Japan31.12.2018
Ms. Ivana JELIC (Vice- Chair)  - [English | French]Montenegro31/12/2018
Mr. Bamariam KOITA
Ms. Marcia. V. J. KRANCanada31.12.2020
Mr. Duncan Laki MUHUMUZA Uganda31/12/2018
Ms Photini PAZARTZISGreece31/12/2018
Mr. Mauro POLITIItaly31/12/2018
Mr. José Manuel SANTOS PAISPortugal31.12.2020
Ms. Anja SEIBERT-FOHR resigned, effective 1st March 2018
Mr. Yuval SHANY (Vice- Chair) Israel31.12.2020
Ms. Margo WATERVAL (Rapporteur)Suriname31.12.2018
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