COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Membership

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is composed of 18 independent experts who are persons of high moral standing and acknowledged impartiality. Consideration must also be given to equitable geographical distribution and to the representation of the different forms of civilization as well as of the principal legal systems.

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties in accordance with article 8 of the Convention. Elections for nine of the eighteen members are held every two years, ensuring a balance between continuity and change in the composition of the Committee. Article 8 sets out the rules for the election of members of the Committee at a meeting of States parties. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.

The current membership of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is:

Name of Member
Nationality
Term expires on 19 January
Mr. ALBUQUERQUE E. SILVA Silvio JoséBrazil
2022
Mr. AMIR Noureddine
Chairperson
Algeria
2022
Mr. AVTONOMOV Alexei S.
Russian Federation
2020
Mr. BOSSUYT MarcBelgium
2022
Mr. CALI TZAY Jose Francisco
Guatemala
2020
Ms. CHUNG ChinsungRepublic of Korea
2022
Ms. DAH Fatimata-Binta Victoire Burkina Faso
2020
Mr. DIABY Bakari SidikiCôte d’Ivoire
2022
Ms. IZSÁK-NDIAYE Rita
Rapporteur
Hungary
2022
Ms. KO KeikoJapan
2022
Mr. KUT Gun Turkey
2022
Ms. LI Yanduan
Vice-chairperson
China
2020
Replacement pending*Spain
2020
Ms. MCDOUGALL Gay
Vice-chairperson
United States
2020
Ms. MOHAMED Yemhelhe MintMauritania
2020
Mr. MURILLO MARTINEZ Pastor Elias
Vice-chairperson
Colombia
2020
Ms. SHEPHERD Verene AlberthaJamaica
2020
Mr. YEUNG SIK YUEN Yeung Kam JohnMauritius
2022

*In a letter received on 03 February 2019, Mr. Nicolás Marugán Zalba informed the Committee of his decision to resign from the Committee. Nicolás Marugán Zalba had been elected as a member of the Committee at the 26th States parties Meeting on 25 June 2015, for a term that was to expire on 19 January 2020. On 14 February 2019, the Chair, Mr. Noureddine Amir, notified the Secretary-General of Mr. Nicolás Marugán Zalba’s resignation. The Secretary-General has requested the Government of Spain to appoint, within a period of two months, another expert from among its nationals to serve for the remainder of Mr. Marugán Zalba’s term.

Documents:

Provisional Agenda CERD/SP/79
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CVs of candidates CERD/SP/80
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Addendum CERD/SP/80/Add.1
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Civil Society Consultation

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

Country-specific information