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COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

13th Meeting of States parties (Geneva, 18 October 2011): election of members to replace the five current members whose terms expire on 31 December 2011

The Committee against Torture is composed of 10 independent experts who are persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights.

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties in accordance with article 17 of the Convention against Torture. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if renominated.

A meeting of States parties will take place in Geneva on 18 October 2011 to elect members to replace the five current members whose terms expires on 31 December 2011.

States parties to the Convention were invited to nominate their candidates by 13 July 2011.

Documents


Title

Symbol

Languages

Provisional Agenda

CAT/SP/34

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Rules of Procedure of the Committee

CAT/C/3/Rev.5

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Rules of Procedure of the Meeting of States Parties

CAT/SP/2/Rev.1

E | F | R | S

Resolution of the General Assembly

A/RES/64/173

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The candidates nominated by 13 July 2011 were:

Name of candidate

Nominated by

Date of nomination

Mr. Aleš BUTALA

Slovenia

13 July

Mr. Satyabhooshun Gupt DOMAH

Mauritius

8 July

Ms. Felice GAER

United States of America

7 July

Mr. Luis GALLEGOS CHIRIBOGA

Ecuador (withdrawn on 22 September)

19 April

Mr. Abdoulaye GAYE

Senegal

6 July

Mr. Claudio GROSSMAN

Chile

20 June

Mr. George TUGUSHI

Georgia

13 July

Ms. Marie-Gisèle ZINKPE

Benin

3 June

The CVs of the candidates nominated by 13 July 2011 are available in document CAT/SP/35 -
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The candidates nominated after 13 July were:

Name of candidate

Nominated by

Date of nomination

Ms. Dora Ruth DEL VALLE COBAR

Guatemala

20 July

The CVs of the candidates nominated after 13 July are available in document CAT/SP/35/Add.1 - A | C | E | F | R | S

The withdrawal of the nomination of one candidate is available in document CAT/SP/35/Add.2

Results of the election of the 13th meeting of States parties

The five candidates elected to the Committee against Torture, for a term of four years as of 1 January 2012 are, in alphabetical order:

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires on 31 December

Mr. Satyabhooshun Gupt DOMAH

Mauritius

2015

Ms. Felice GAER

United States of America

2015

Mr. Abdoulaye GAYE

Senegal

2015

Mr. Claudio GROSSMAN

Chile

2015

Mr. George TUGUSHI

Georgia

2015

Note that Ms. Gaer, Mr. Gaye, and Mr. Grossman are current members of the Committee against Torture.

Country-specific information