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Human Rights Committee - Members

Cornelis Flinterman (The Netherlands)

Date and place of birth: 3 November 1944, The Hague, the Netherlands

Working languages: English, French

Current position/function

Emeritus professor of human rights, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Honorary professor of human rights, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Member of the Human Rights Committee of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (Netherlands)
Member of the Board of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee

Main professional activities

Lecturer and senior lecturer in law, comparative and constitutional law, Leiden University, 1969–1970, 1971–1974, 1976–1978
Visiting lecturer in law (comparative and constitutional law), University of Ghana, 1974–1976
Research associate of the Ghana Law Reform Commission, 1974–1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal and Social Affairs Division, The Hague, 1979–1981
Professor of Law (international and constitutional law), Maastricht University, 1982–1998
Professor of Human Rights and Director of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (SIM) and the Netherlands Research School of Human Rights, 1998–2007

Educational background

LLM Degree, Leiden University, the Netherlands (1969)
LLM Degree, University of Virginia, United States of America (1971)
Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School, United States of America (1973)
PhD Degree, Leiden University, the Netherlands (1981)

Other main activities in the field relevant to the mandate of the treaty body concerned

Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Health Professionals and Human Rights Foundation
Member of the Board of African Legal Aid (AFLA), Maastricht, the Netherlands
Member of the Editorial Board of the Netherlands Human Rights Quarterly
Member of the Advisory Board of the Human Rights Quarterly (USA)
Member of the Advisory Board of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
Member of the Advisory Board of the African Human Rights Law Journal

Previously

Alternate member of the United Nations Sub-Commission for the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities (1986–1991)
Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Human Rights and Foreign Policy, subsequently the Human Rights Committee of the Advisory Council on International Affairs, the Netherlands (1992–2002)

List of most recent publications in the field

Publications in the field of (comparative) constitutional and administrative law, international law, law of international organizations and national, European and international human rights law. Publications include: H.B. Schoepp-Schilling and C. Flinterman, eds., The Circle of Empowerment. Twenty-five Years of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (New York, 2007)

Baehr, P.R., Senders M. and Flinterman, C., eds., Innovation and Inspiration. Fifty Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amsterdam, 1999

[This profile can be found in the document CCPR/SP/75]

 

 

 
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