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In accordance with resolution 5/1 of the Human Rights Council, the Advisory Committee is composed of 18 experts serving in their personal capacity: five from African as well as from Asian States; two from Eastern European States; and three from Latin American and Caribbean States, as well as from Western European and other States.

Members serve for a period of three years and are eligible for re-election once. Elections of new members currently take place once a year at the September session of the Human Rights Council. Their term of membership starts on 1 October of the year of their election. For further information on the nomination procedure of candidates and election of new members, see Elections.

Current gender balance in the Advisory Committee (18 members) as of 7 October 2020: six women experts, 12 men experts.

The full list of current members of the Advisory Committee and their respective terms of office are set out below:

MEMBERS TERM EXPIRES ON 30 SEPTEMBER
Ibrahim Abdul Aziz Alsheddi

Mr. ALSHEDDI Ibrahim Abdulaziz
(Saudi Arabia)

2021*

BAEK Buhm-Suk

Mr. BAEK Buhm-Suk
(Republic of Korea)

2023

Ms. Nadia Amal Bernoussi

Ms. BERNOUSSI Nadia Amal
(Morocco)

2023

Mr. BOUZID Lazhari

Mr. BOUZID Lazhari
(Algeria)

2022

Alessio Bruni 

Mr. BRUNI Alessio
(Italy)


2021
Ms. COSTAS TRASCASAS Milena

Ms. COSTAS TRASCASAS Milena
(Spain)

2022

Mr. KOLESNIKOV Iurii Alexandrovich Mr. KOLESNIKOV Iurii Alexandrovich
(Russian Federation)
2022
José Augusto Lindgren Alves

Mr. LINDGREN ALVES José Augusto
(Brazil)

2021

Mr. LIU Xinsheng
(China)
2022
Mr. MALHOTRA Ajai Mr. MALHOTRA Ajai
(India)

2023*
Ms. NAKAI Itsuko Ms. NAKAI Itsuko
(Japan)
2022
Ms. OMAR Mona Ms. OMAR Mona
(Egypt)
2022
Mr. PALUMMO Javier Mr. PALUMMO Javier
(Uruguay)
2022
Ms. Elizabeth S. Salmón Ms. SALMON Elizabeth S.
(Perú)
2023*
Patrycja Anna Sasnal

Ms. SASNAL Patrycja Anna
(Poland)

2023

Mr. Dheerujlall Baramlall Seetulsingh Mr. SEETULSINGH Dheerujlall
(Mauritius)
2023*
Mr Cheikh Thiam

Mr THIAM Cheikh Tidiane
(Senegal)

2021

Ms. VAN DE HEYNING Catherine

Ms. VAN DE HEYNING Catherine
(Belgium)

2023

* Member serving second term

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