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
Ms. ALI Al-MISNAD Sheikha AbdullaQatar
2024
Mr. AMIR Noureddine
Algeria
2026
Mr. BALCERZAK Michal Poland
2026
Ms. CHUNG ChinsungRepublic of Korea
2026
Mr. DIABY Bakari SidikiCôte d’Ivoire
2026
Ms. ESSENEME Régine Cameroon
2026
Mr. GUISSE Ibrahima Senegal
2024
Mr. KUT Gun Turkey
2026
Ms. LI Yanduan
Chairperson
China
2024
Ms. MCDOUGALL GayUSA
2026
Mr. RAYESS Vadili
Mauritania
2024
Mr. PAYANDEH MehrdadGermany
2024
Ms. SHEPHERD Verene Albertha
Vice-chairperson
Jamaica
2024
Ms. STAVRINAKI StamatiaGreece
2024
Ms. TEBIE MazaloTogo
2026
Ms. TLAKULA Faith Dikeledi Pansy
South Africa
2024
Mr. VEGA LUNA Eduardo ErnestoPeru
2024
Mr. YEUNG SIK YUEN Yeung Kam John
Vice-chairperson
Mauritius
2026

Documents:

Provisional Agenda CERD/SP/83
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CVs of candidates CERD/SP/84
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Addendum CERD/SP/84/Add.1
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Civil Society Consultation

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

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