Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
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Last updated: 08 August 2014

Members of the Commission

Officers of the Commission

Subsidiary bodies

Privileges and immunities of the members of the Commission

Members of the Commission

    In accordance with the provisions of article 2 of Annex II to the Convention, "the Commission shall consist of twenty-one members who shall be experts in the field of geology, geophysics or hydrography, elected by States Parties to the Convention from among their nationals, having due regard to the need to ensure equitable geographical representation, who shall serve in their personal capacities".

    On 6 and 7 June 2012, the Twenty-second Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea elected 20 members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf for a term of five years, commencing from 16 June 2012 and ending on 15 June 2017. At that time, the election of 1 member of the Commission has been postponed. On 19 December 2012, the Meeting of States Parties elected Mr. Szymon Uścinowicz (Poland) as member of the Commission. His term of office started on 19 December 2012 and will end on 15 June 2017.

    On 16 January 2015, the Chairperson of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (the “Commission”) received a letter from Mr. George Jaoshvili, member of the Commission nominated by Georgia, conveying his decision to resign from his position as a member of the Commission.

    The members of the Commission are:

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON THE LIMITS OF THE CONTINENTAL SHELF

2012-2017

 

Name

Nationality

Curriculum vitae

Arshad, Muhammad

(Pakistan)

From SPLOS/240

Awosika, Lawrence Folajimi

(Nigeria)

From SPLOS/240

Carrera Hurtado, Galo

(Mexico)

From SPLOS/240

Charles, Francis L.

(Trinidad and Tobago)

From SPLOS/240

Glumov, Ivan F.

(Russian Federation)

From SPLOS/240

Haworth, Richard Thomas

(Canada and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

From SPLOS/240

Heinesen, Martin Vang

(Denmark)

From SPLOS/240

[Jaoshvili, George (resigned, position vacant)]

[(Georgia)]

SPLOS/246

Kalngui, Emmanuel

(Cameroon)

From SPLOS/240

Lu, Wenzheng

(China)

From SPLOS/240

Madon, Mazlan Bin

(Malaysia)

From SPLOS/240

Mahanjane, Estevao Stefane

(Mozambique)

From SPLOS/240

Marques, Jair Alberto Ribas

(Brazil)

From SPLOS/240

Njuguna, Simon

(Kenya)

From SPLOS/240

Oduro, Isaac Owusu

(Ghana)

From SPLOS/240

Park, Yong Ahn

(Republic of Korea)

From SPLOS/240

Paterlini, Carlos Marcelo

(Argentina)

From SPLOS/240

Ravindra, Rasik1

(India)

Curriculum vitae

Roest, Walter R.

(Netherlands)

From SPLOS/240

Urabe, Tetsuro

(Japan)

From SPLOS/240

Uścinowicz, Szymon

(Poland)

SPLOS/252

 

1 Mr. Ravindra was elected at the twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of Mr.Sivaramakrishnan Rajan.

Officers of the Commission

Chairman:

    Mr. Lawrence Folajimi Awosika

Vice-Chairmen:

    Messrs. Carrera, Glumov, Park and Roest

Subsidiary bodies:

            Members: Messrs. Heinesen, Kalngui, Marques, Park and Uścinowicz

            The Committee  elected Mr. Park as Chairperson and Messrs. Kalngui and Marques as Vice-Chairpersons.

            Members: Messrs. Glumov, Haworth, Oduro, Paterlini and Urabe.

            The Committee elected Mr. Urabe as Chairperson and Messrs. Haworth and Paterlini as Vice-Chairpersons.

            Messrs. Awosika, Carrera, Glumov, Haworth, Heinesen, Madon, Marques, Oduro, Park, Paterlini, Roest, and Urabe form the core group of that Committee which has an open-ended membership. The Committee elected Mr. Haworth as its Chairperson and Messrs Charles and Paterlini as Vice-Chairpersons.

            Messrs. Awosika, Carrera, Charles, Haworth, Heinesen, Jaoshvili, Kalngui, Lu, Mahanjane, Marques, Njuguna, Oduro, Park, Paterlini and Roest form the core group of the Training Committee which has an open-ended membership. The Committee elected Mr. Carrera as its Chairperson and Messrs Park and Roest as Vice-Chairpersons.

Former memberships of the Commission