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33rd Meeting of States parties & election


18 February 2014


New York (Conference Building, Room 3)

General information

A meeting of States parties will take place in New York (Conference Building, Room 3) on 18 February 2014 at 10 a.m. The purpose of this extraordinary meeting is to conduct one by-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member of the Human Rights Committee.


Pursuant to article 30, paragraph 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the necessary quorum for the meeting is two-thirds of the 167 States Parties to the Covenant, that is to say 112 States Parties. To avoid the meeting being substantially delayed or postponed, representatives of States Parties should be present at the scheduled time of the meeting.


In accordance with Rule 2 of the Revised Rules of Procedures of the Meeting of the States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the credentials of representatives and the names of members of a delegation issued by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs should be submitted to the Secretary-General prior to the Meeting. The credentials may be brought to the Meeting or sent in advance to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York (for the attention of Nenad Vasic , S-1309).

Nomination of candidates by States parties

States parties to the Covenant were invited to nominate their candidates by Wednesday, 22 January 2014. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat at the following email addresses: [email protected] and [email protected].

Additional meeting in 2014

States parties are informed that the regular scheduled elections to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire in December 2014 will be held at a States parties meeting (34th meeting) scheduled to take place on 24 June 2014.

The membership of the Human Rights Committee is currently as follows:.

Name of Member Nationality Term expires on 31 December
Mr. Yadh BEN ACHOUR (Vice-Chairperson) Tunisia 31.12.2014
Mr. Lazhari BOUZID Algeria 31.12.2016
Ms. Christine CHANET France 31.12.2014
Mr. Ahmad Amin FATHALLA Egypt 31.12.2016
Mr.Cornelis FLINTERMAN (Rapporteur) The Netherlands 31.12.2014
Mr. Yuji IWASAWA Japan 31.12.2014
Mr. Walter KALIN Switzerland 31.12.2014
Ms. Zonke Zanele MAJODINA South Africa 31.12.2014
Mr. Kheshoe Parsad MATADEEN (resigned effective 9 January 2014) Mauritius 31/12/2016
Ms. Iulia Antoanella MOTOC
(resigned effective 4 November 2013)
Romania 31.12.2014
Mr.Gerald L. NEUMAN United States of America 31.12.2014
Sir Nigel RODLEY (Chairperson) United Kingdom 31.12.2016
Mr. Victor Manuel RODRÍGUEZ-RESCIA Costa Rica 31.12.2016
Mr. Fabián Omar SALVIOLI Argentina 31.12.2016
Ms. Anja SEIBERT-FOHR Germany 31/12/2016
Mr. Yuval SHANY Israel 31/12/2016
Mr. Konstantine VARDZELASHVILI Georgia 31/12/2016
Ms. Margo WATERVAL (Vice-Chairperson) Suriname 31.12.2014
Title Symbol number / link
Provisional Agenda CCPR/SP/82
List of candidates CCPR/SP/83
Withdrawal of candidates CCPR/SP/83/Add.1
Rules of procedure of the meeting of the States parties CCPR/SP/2/Rev.1
List of candidates as submitted by the States parties:
Name of Candidate Nationality Submission Date
Mr. Marat Sarsembayev Kazakhstan (Candidature withdrawn on 6 February 2014) 15 January 2014
Ms. Ivana Jelic Montenegro (Candidature withdrawn on 5 February 2014) 17 January 2014
Mr. Andrei Paul Zlătescu (Elected) Romania 21 January 2014