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Election of nine Members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2014

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is composed of 18 independent experts - persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights.

In accordance with article 34, paragraph 7, the term of nine of the members elected at the second election will expire on 31 December 2014 Thus, nine seats in the Committee must now be filled through an election.

The seventh session of the Conference of the States parties to the Convention will take place in New York from 10-12 June 2014. The election of nine members of the Committee is scheduled to take place on 10 June 2014 during this meeting.

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Source: The United Nations Human Rights
When: 27/5/2014

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