Committee may not include more than one national of the same State.
the election of the Committee, consideration shall be given to equitable
geographical distribution of membership and to the representation of the
different forms of civilization and of the principal legal systems.
members of the Committee shall be elected for a term of four years. They shall
be eligible for re-election if renominated. However, the terms of nine of the
members elected at the first election shall expire at the end of two years;
immediately after the first election, the names of these nine members shall be
chosen by lot by the Chairman of the meeting referred to in article 30,
Elections at the expiry of office shall be held in accordance with the
preceding articles of this part of the present Covenant.
in the unanimous opinion of the other members, a member of the Committee has
ceased to carry out his functions for any cause other than absence of a
temporary character, the Chairman of the Committee shall notify the
Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall then declare the seat of
that member to be vacant.
the event of the death or the resignation of a member of the Committee, the
Chairman shall immediately notify the Secretary-General of the United Nations,
who shall declare the seat vacant from the date of death or the date on which
the resignation takes effect.
a vacancy is declared in accordance with article 33 and if the term of office
of the member to be replaced does not expire within six months of the declaration
of the vacancy, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall notify each
of the States Parties to the present Covenant, which may within two months
submit nominations in accordance with article 29 for the purpose of filling the
Secretary-General of the United Nations shall prepare a list in alphabetical
order of the persons thus nominated and shall submit it to the States Parties
to the present Covenant. The election to fill the vacancy shall then take place
in accordance with the relevant provisions of this part of the present
member of the Committee elected to fill a vacancy declared in accordance with
article 33 shall hold office for the remainder of the term of the member who
vacated the seat on the Committee under the provisions of that article.
members of the Committee shall, with the approval of the General Assembly of
the United Nations, receive emoluments from United Nations resources on such
terms and conditions as the General Assembly may decide, having regard to the
importance of the Committee's responsibilities.
Secretary-General of the United Nations shall provide the necessary staff and
facilities for the effective performance of the functions of the Committee
under the present Covenant.
Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene the initial meeting of
the Committee at the Headquarters of the United Nations.
After its initial meeting, the Committee shall meet at such times as shall be
provided in its rules of procedure.
Committee shall normally meet at the Headquarters of the United Nations or at
the United Nations Office at Geneva.
member of the Committee shall, before taking up his duties, make a solemn declaration
in open committee that he will perform his functions impartially and
Committee shall elect its officers for a term of two years. They may be
Committee shall establish its own rules of procedure, but these rules shall
provide, inter alia, that:
Twelve members shall constitute a quorum;
Decisions of the Committee shall be made by a majority vote of the members
States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to submit reports on the
measures they have adopted which give effect to the rights recognized herein
and on the progress made in the enjoyment of those rights: (a) Within one year
of the entry into force of the present Covenant for the States Parties
Thereafter whenever the Committee so requests.
reports shall be submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who
shall transmit them to the Committee for consideration. Reports shall indicate
the factors and difficulties, if any, affecting the implementation of the
Secretary-General of the United Nations may, after consultation with the
Committee, transmit to the specialized agencies concerned copies of such parts
of the reports as may fall within their field of competence.
Committee shall study the reports submitted by the States Parties to the
present Covenant. It shall transmit its reports, and such general comments as
it may consider appropriate, to the States Parties. The Committee may also
transmit to the Economic and Social Council these comments along with the
copies of the reports it has received from States Parties to the present
States Parties to the present Covenant may submit to the Committee observations
on any comments that may be made in accordance with paragraph 4 of this