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(Part 2) 38th Meeting of States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
17 Sep 2020 -  The 38th Meeting of States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is election for the Human Rights Committee, both the regular election for 9 members whose terms expire at the end of the year, as well as by-election to replace one member who resigned.

Provisional agenda

Opening of the meeting by the representative of the Secretary-General.
Election of the Chair.
Adoption of the agenda.
Election of other officers of the meeting.
Election, in accordance with articles 28–32 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, of nine members of the Human Rights Committee to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2020.
Election, in accordance with articles 28–34 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, of one member of the Human Rights Committee to fill a vacancy for a term expiring on 31 December 2020.
Other matters.

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The Human Rights Committee is composed of 18 independent experts, who are persons of high moral character and recognised competence in the field of human rights, consideration being given to the usefulness of the participation of some persons having legal experience (article 28, ICCPR).

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties from among their nationals, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution and to representation of the different forms of civilization as well as of the principal legal systems, in accordance with article 31 of the Covenant. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if re-nominated.