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Elections

Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Members of the Committee must be " experts of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights, who shall serve in their personal capacity and be independent and impartial”. They are elected by the States parties to the Convention "according to equitable geographical distribution" and taking into account "the usefulness of the participation in the work of the Committee of persons having relevant legal experience and of balanced gender representation." (art. 26, para. 1 of the Convention).

About the Committee's election process

Each State party may nominate one person from among its nationals to stand for election at biennial meetings of the States parties. Members are elected for four years and may be re-elected once.

States parties shall vote by secret ballot from a list of persons nominated, taking into account the geographical distribution, relevant legal experience and gender balance of the nominees.

Read more about the elections of treaty body members.

Elections

Date

Meeting

Location

Purpose

2023

7th Meeting of States parties & Elections

New York

Election of five members of the Committee whose terms expire on 30 June 2023

2021

6th Meeting of States parties & Elections

New York

Election of five members of the Committee whose terms expire on 30 June 2021

2019

5th Meeting of States parties & Elections

New York

Election of five members of the Committee whose terms expire 30 June 2019

2017

4th Meeting of States parties & Elections

New York

Election of five members of the Committee whose terms expire on 30 June 2017

2015

3rd Meeting of States parties & Elections

New York

Election of five members of the Committee whose terms expire on 30 June 2015

2013

2nd Meeting of States parties & Elections

New York

Election of five members of the Committee whose terms expire on 30 June 2013 

2011

1st Meeting of States parties & Elections

New York

Election of 10 members of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances