Morning Memo

  • D. Stephen Mathias of United States appointed as Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, succeeding Peter Taksøe-Jensen of Denmark
  • Nine members of the Human Rights Committee, the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by State parties, will be elected to replace members whose term of office will expire on 31 December 2010. Twenty-two candidates had been nominated for four-year terms on the committee, with five withdrawing prior to the election. Update: List of elected members

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