COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

29th Meeting of States parties (New York, 24 June 2021: Election of the members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 19 January 2022

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 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 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 8 of the Convention. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if re-nominated.

The twenty-ninth meeting of States parties will take place in New York (Conference room no.03) on 24 June 2021 with the aim of electing nine members, representing half of the membership of the Committee, in view of the expiration of the term of office of nine members on 19 January 2022. States parties to the Convention were invited to nominate their candidates by 21 February 2021. 

The nominations and biographical data in accordance to the form indicated below (Annex II) should be submitted to the CERD Secretariat, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland and in electronic version (word format) to cerd@ohchr.org and copy to mayissi@ohchr.org and registry@ohchr.org.

General Information


Article 8

A C E F R S

Note verbale from the Secretary-General to the States parties of International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

E F S

Second Note verbale from the Secretary-General to the States parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination requesting credentials of their representatives

EFS

List of members of the Committee whose term expires on 19 January 2022 (Annex I)

E F S

Biographical data form of candidates to Human Rights Treaty Bodies (Annex II)

E F S

Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system (A/RES/68/268)

A C E F R S


Documentation


Provisional Agenda

CERD/SP/83

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List of candidates

CERD/SP/84

A C E F R S

List of candidates - Addendum

CERD/SP/84/Add.1

A C E F R S

Rules of procedures for the elections of CERD experts

CERD/SP/2/Rev.1

E F R S 


List of candidates and their CVs as submitted by the State parties


Names
Nominated by the Country
Submission date

Mr. Bakari Sidiki DIABY (Re-elected)

Côte d'Ivoire

15 September 2020

Mr. Michał BALCERZAK (Elected) 

Poland

13 November 2020

Mr. Gün KUT (Re-elected) 

Turkey

13 January 2021

Ms. Chinsung CHUNG (Re-elected) 

Republic of Korea

20 January 2021

Mr. Yeung Kam John YEUNG SIK YUEN (Re-elected)

Mauritius

10 February 2021

Ms. Rita IZSÁK-NDIAYE

Hungary

15 February 2021

Ms. Gay MCDOUGALL (Elected) Unites States of America19 February 2021
Mr. Nourredine AMIR (Re-elected) ​Algeria​19 February 2021
Ms. Marie André TRAORE KONDE​Burkina Faso​22 February 2021
Ms. Mazalo TEBIE (Elected) ​Togo​22 February 2021
Ms. Régine ESSENEME (Elected) Cameroon​22 February 2021
Civil Society Consultation

 Joining hands to end racial discriminatiom, CERD Consultation with Civil Society 

Country-specific information