Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is a United Nations body of 18 experts that usually meets twice per year in Geneva to consider the five-yearly reports submitted by UN member states on their compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties in accordance with ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.


Name State Term Expires
Aslan Abashidze  Russian Federation 31.12.2022
Mohamed Ezzeldin Abdel-Moneim  Egypt 31.12.2020
Asraf Ally Caunhye  Mauritius 31.12.2022
Shiqiu Chen (Vice-Chair)  China 31.12.2020
Laura-Maria Craciunean-Tatu (Vice-Chair)  Romania 31.12.2020
Olivier De Schutter (Rapporteur)  Belgium 31.12.2022
Peters Sunday Omologbe Emuze  Nigeria 31.12.2022
Zdzislaw Kedzia  Poland 31.12.2020
Karla Vanessa Lemus De Vásquez  El Salvador 31.12.2022
Sandra Liebenberg (Vice-Chair)  South Africa 31.12.2020
Mikel Mancisidor  Spain 31.12.2020
Lydia Carmelita Ravenberg  Suriname 31.12.2020
Waleed Sadi  Jordan 31.12.2020
Preeti Saran  India 31.12.2022
Heisoo Shin  South Korea 31.12.2022
Rodrigo Uprimny  Colombia 31.12.2022
Michael Windfuhr  Germany 31.12.2020
Renato Zerbini Ribeiro Leão (Chair)  Brazil 31.12.2022


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