Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (hereinafter "the Advisory Committee"), composed of 18 experts, has been established to function as a think-tank for the Council and work at its direction. The Advisory Committee replaces the former Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. The Committee held its first meeting in August 2008. It meets twice a year, for one week in February immediately before the March session of the Council and for one week in August.
The Committee is composed of 18 independent experts from different professional backgrounds representing the various regions of the world (5 from African States; 5 from Asian States; 2 from Eastern European States; 3 from Latin American and Caribbean States, and 3 from Western European and other States). Experts are nominated by Governments and elected by the Council. Elections normally take place at the September session of the Council.
Members serve for a period of three years and may be re-elected once. Their term of membership starts on 1 October of the year of their election.
present composition of the Advisory Committee
How research leads to action -- Advisory Committee celebrates 10th anniversary
Human Rights Council Advisory Committee concludes its 27th session
25 February 2022
Statement by H.E. Mr. Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights Council at the opening of the twenty-seventh session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, 21 February 2022
21 February 2022
Twenty-seventh session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee to take place from 21 to 25 February 2022
17 February 2022
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