Election process  and role of CEDAW Committee members

Election process and role of CEDAW Committee members

Election process for CEDAW Committee members Members of the CEDAW Committee are elected pursuant to Article 17 of the CEDAW Convention by States parties from among nationals of that country. However, it is important to note that these members serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of any particular State party. At least three months before the date of each election, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall address a letter to the States parties inviting them to submit their nominations within two months. When electing new members, consideration is given…Read more