COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Group photo of current Members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child © Danielle Kirby/OHCHR

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.

Also available:

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

Name of Member

Country of Nationality

Ms. Suzanne AHO ASSOUMA*"

Togo

Ms. Amal Salman ALDOSERI *
(Vice Chairperson)

Bahrain

Ms. Hynd AYOUBI IDRISSI**

Morocco

Mr. Bragi GUDBRANDSSON**

Iceland

Mr. Philip JAFFE**

Switzerland

Ms. Olga a. KHAZOVA*

Russian Federation

Mr. Cephas LUMINA*

Zambia

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

Mr. José Angel RODRÍGUEZ REYES**

Venezuela

Ms. Aissatou ALASSANE SIDIKOU**

Niger

Ms. Ann Marie SKELTON*

South Africa

Ms. Velina TODOROVA*
(Vice Chairperson)

Bulgaria

Ms. Renate WINTER*
(Vice Chairperson)

Austria

Term expires on 28 February 2021*
Term expires on 28 February 2023**

Names of the 9 candidates elected for the period 1 March 2019-28 February 2023.

Country-specific information