COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Current Members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child; click to enlarge the image

Membership

The Committee on the Rights of the Child 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 article 43 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.

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The membership of the Committee on the Rights of the Child as of 2017 is:

Name of Member

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Country of Nationality

Ms. Suzanne AHO ASSOUMA*

Togo

Ms. Hynd AYOUBI IDRISSI*

Morocco

Mr. Rinchen CHOPHEL**

Bhutan

Mr. Bragi GUDBRANDSSON*

Iceland

Mr. Philip JAFFE*

Switzerland

Ms. Sopio KILADZE**

Georgia

Mr. Gehad MADI*
(Vice Chairperson)

Egypt

Faith MARSHALL-HARRIS*

Barbados

Mr. Benyam Dawit MEZMUR **

Ethiopia

Mr. Clarence NELSON*

Samoa

Ms. Mikiko OTANI**

Japan

Mr. Luis Ernesto PEDERNERA REYNA**
(Chair)

Uruguay

Ms. Zara RATOU**
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Chad

Mr. José Angel RODRÍGUEZ REYES*

Venezuela

Ms. Aissatou ALASSANE SIDIKOU*

Niger

Ms. Ann Marie SKELTON**

South Africa

Ms. Velina TODOROVA*
(Vice Chairperson)

Bulgaria

Mr. Benoit VAN KEIRSBILCK**
English | Français

Belgium

Term expires on 28 February 2023*
Term expires on 28 February 2025**

Names of the 9 candidates elected for the period 1 March 2021-28 February 2025.


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