In accordance with resolution 5/1 of the Human Rights Council, the Advisory Committee is composed of 18 experts serving in their personal capacity: five from African as well as from Asian States; two from Eastern European States; and three from Latin American and Caribbean States, as well as from Western European and other States.
Members serve for a period of three years and are eligible for re-election once. Elections of new members currently take place once a year at the September session of the Human Rights Council. Their term of membership starts on 1 October of the year of their election. For further information on the nomination procedure of candidates and election of new members, see
Current gender balance in the Advisory Committee (18 members) as of 11 October 2021 : eight women experts, 10 men experts.
The full list of current members of the Advisory Committee and their respective terms of office are set out below: **
Ms. ALAMRO Nurah
Mr. BAEK Buhm-Suk
(Republic of Korea)
Ms. BERNOUSSI Nadia Amal
Mr. BOUZID Lazhari(Algeria)
Ms. COSTAS TRASCASAS Milena(Spain)
Mr. LINDGREN ALVES José Augusto(Brazil)
Ms. SASNAL Patrycja Anna(Poland)
Mr. TZEVELEKOS Vassilis
Ms. VAN DE HEYNING Catherine
Mr. VILJOEN Frans
* Member serving second term** One seat for the African States is currently vacant following the resignation of Mona Omar (Egypt) in January 2022.
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