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
 Vice-Chair
Paraguay2020
Mr. Yadh BEN ACHOURTunisia2022
Ms. Ilze BRANDS KEHRIS RapporteurLatvia2020
Mr. Christopher Arif BULKANGuyana2022
Mr.  Ahmed Amin FATHALLA
Chair
Egypt2020
Mr. Shuichi FURUYAJapan2022
Mr. Christof HEYNSSouth Africa2020
Mr. Bamariam KOITAMauritania2020
Ms. Marcia V.J. KRANCanada2020
Mr. Duncan MUHUMUZA LAKIUganda2022
Ms. Photini PAZARTZIS Vice-ChairGreece2022
Mr. Hernán QUEZADA CABRERAChile2022
Ms. Vasilka SANCINSlovenia2022
Mr. José Manuel SANTOS PAISPortugal2020
Mr. Yuval SHANY
Vice-Chair
Israel2020
Ms. Hélène TIGROUDJAFrance2022
Mr. Andreas ZIMMERMANNGermany2020
Mr. Gentian ZYBERIAlbania2022
Country-specific information