Ruth Halperin-Kaddari - Moti Milrod
Ruth Halperin-Kaddari. Photo by Moti Milrod
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For the third year in a row, the United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will have an Israeli representative on its panel as it opens its fifty-eighth session on Monday.

The committee, a 23-person expert body, monitors compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which went into force in 1981. The current session will run from 30 June to 18 July at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

One of the 23 experts on the committee is Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, a law professor from Bar Ilan University and head of the Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women.

Halperin-Kaddari was re-elected to the committee for the third time on Friday with the support of delegates from 128 countries, including Egypt and Algeria.

The committee is scheduled to review reports by the Central African Republic, Georgia, India, Lithuania, Mauritania, Peru, Swaziland and Syria on how they implement the provisions of the convention.