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Membership

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is composed of 18 independent experts who are persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights, who serve in their personal capacity.

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties in accordance with article 8 of the Convention. Consideration is given to equitable geographical distribution, relevant legal experience, understanding of different forms of civilization and legal systems, and balanced gender representation.

Regular scheduled elections are held to replace members of the Committee when their terms expire. 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. Members may be re-elected if nominated.

Current members
NameStateTerm expires 19 January
Mr. AMIR NoureddinAlgeria2026
Mr. BALCERZAK Michal
Chair
Poland2026
Ms. Boker – Wilson PelaLiberia2028
Ms. CHUNG Chinsung
Rapporteur
Republic of Korea2026
Mr. DIABY Bakari SidikiCôte d’Ivoire2026
Ms. ESSENEME Régine
Vice-Chair
Cameroon2026
Mr. GUAN JianChina2028
Mr. GUISSE Ibrahima
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Senegal2028
Mr. KUT GünTürkiye2026
Ms. MCDOUGALL Gay
Vice-Chair
USA2026
Mr. RAYESS VadiliMauritania2028
Ms. SHEPHERD Verene Albertha
Vice-Chair
Jamaica2028
Mr. SIBANDE Chrispine Gwalawala Malawi2028
Ms. STAVRINAKI Stamatia
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Greece2028
Ms. TEBIE MazaloTogo2026
Ms. TLAKULA Faith Dikeledi PansySouth Africa2028
Mr. TLEMÇANI AbderrahmanMorocco2028
Mr. YEUNG SIK YUEN Yeung Kam JohnMauritius2026