HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Membership

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:

Also available:
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
Nationality
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 CLEVELAND, (Vice-Chair)United 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, resigned, effective 22 June 2018Japan31.12.2018
Ms. Ivana JELIC (Vice- Chair), resigned, effective 11 July 2018  - [English | French]Montenegro31/12/2018
Mr. Bamariam KOITA
Mauritania31.12.2020
Ms. Marcia. V. J. KRANCanada31.12.2020
Mr. Duncan Laki MUHUMUZA Uganda31/12/2018
Ms Photini PAZARTZISGreece31/12/2018
Mr. Mauro POLITI (Vice- Chair)Italy31/12/2018
Mr. José Manuel SANTOS PAISPortugal31.12.2020
Mr. Yuval SHANY (Chair) Israel31.12.2020
Ms. Margo WATERVAL (Rapporteur)Suriname31.12.2018
Mr. Andreas B. ZIMMERMANN
Germany31.12.2020
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