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Meetings of States parties & elections

Human Rights Committee

At the Meeting of States parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, elections may be held to replace members at the end of their term, or to elect new members due to resignation or death. Each State party may nominate one person from its own nationals to stand for election. Members are elected for a term of four years.

New members of the Human Rights Committee are elected by secret ballot by the States parties from a list of nominees, with due consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution, relevant legal experience and balanced gender representation.

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Elections

Date Meeting Location Purpose

29 May 2024

40th Meeting of States parties & 2024 elections

New York

Regular meeting

Election to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire on 31 December 2022

17 June 2022

39th Meeting of States parties & 2022 elections

New York

Regular meeting

Election to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire on 31 December 2022

15 June 2020

38th Meeting of States parties & 2020 elections

New York

Regular & extraordinary meeting

Election to elect nine members of the Human Rights Committee, to replace those whose terms expire on 31 December 2020

By-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member of the Human Rights Committee on 31 December 2019

28 August 2018

37th Meeting of States Parties & election

New York

Extraordinary meeting

By-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member of the Human Rights Committee

14 June 2018

36th Meeting of States parties & 2018 elections

New York

Regular meeting

Election to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire on 31 December 2018

23 June 2016

35th Meeting of States parties & 2016 elections

New York

Regular meeting

Election to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire on 31 December 2016

24 June 2014

34th Meeting of States parties & 2014 elections

New York

Regular & extraordinary meeting

Regular Election to elect nine members of the Human Rights Committee, to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2014


By-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member of the Human Rights Committee on 9 January 2014

18 February 2014

33rd Meeting of States parties & election

New York

Extraordinary meeting

One by-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member of the Human Rights Committee

6 September 2012

32nd Meeting of States parties & 2012 elections

 

New York

Regular meeting

Elections to replace those 9 members of the Committee whose terms expire on 31 December 2012

1 May 2012

31st Meeting of States parties & election

New York

Extraordinary meeting

By-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the death of a member of the Human Rights Committee in January 2012

17 January 2012

30th Meeting of States parties & election

 

New York

Extraordinary meeting

Two by-elections to fill casual vacancies arising from the resignation of two members of the Human Rights Committee in 2011

2 September 2010

29th Meeting of States parties & 2010 elections

 

New York

Regular meeting

Elections to elect members to replace nine members whose term expires on 31 December 2010

9 November 2009

28th Meeting of States parties & election

 

New York

Extraordinary meeting

By-election to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member of the Human Rights Committee

4 September 2008

27th Meeting of States parties & 2008 elections

 

New York

Regular meeting

9 September 2004

23rd Meeting of States parties & 2004 elections

New York

Regular meeting