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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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
Aslan Khuseinovich Abashidze   Russian Federation 2010-2014 [1]
Mohamed Ezzeldin abdel-Moneim   Egypt 2008–2012
Clement Atangana   Cameroon 2010-2014
Rocío Barahona Riera   Costa Rica 2008–2012
Jun Cong   China 2008–2012
Chandrashekhar Dasgupta   India 2010–2014
Zdzislaw Kedzia (Vice-chairperson)   Poland 2008–2012
Azzouz Kerdoun   Algeria 2010–2014
Jaime Marchan Romero   Ecuador 2010–2014
Sergei Martynov   Belarus 2008-2012
Ariranga Govindasamy Pillay (Chairperson)   Mauritius 2008–2012
Renato Zerbini Ribeiro Leão   Brazil 2010–2014
Eibe Riedel   Germany 2008–2012
Waleed Sadi (Rapporteur)   Jordan 2008–2012
Nikolaas Jan Schrijver (Vice-chairperson)   Netherlands 2008–2012
Heisoo Shin   South Korea 2010–2014
Philippe Texier   France 2008–2012
Alvaro Tirado Mejia   Colombia 2010–2014


  1. ^ Elected in December 2009 to complete the term of Yuri Kosolov, who resigned in August 2009.

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