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COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

14th Meeting of States parties (Geneva, 1 October 2013): election of members to replace the five current members whose terms expire on 31 December 2013

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 1 October 2013 to elect members to replace the five current members whose terms expires on 31 December 2013.

States parties to the Convention were invited to nominate their candidates by 26 June 2013: E | F | S

The candidates nominated by 26 June 2013, in alphabetical order, are:

Name of candidate

Nominated by

Date of nomination

Ms. Violet Awori

Kenya

24/04/2013

Mr. Andriy Bagrov

Ukraine

26/06/2013

Ms. Saadia Belmir

Morocco

24/04/2013

Mr. Alessio Bruni

Italy

27/03/2013

Ms. Marija Definis Gojanović

Croatia

18/06/2013

Mr. Garba Kodjo Gnambi  [Candidature withdraw on 23 July 2013]

Togo

5/06/2013

Mr. Jens Modvig

Denmark

25/06/2013

Ms. Monalisa Noove Kakano [Candidature withdraw on 20 September 2013]

Uganda

26/06/2013

Ms. Ana Racu [Candidature withdraw on 27 September 2013]

Moldova

5/06/2013

Ms. Kadidia Sangare [Candidature withdraw on 16 August 2013]

Mali

8/05/2013

Mr. Bhogendra Sharma

Nepal

10/06/2013

Mr. Kening Zhang

China

27/05/2013

The CVs of the candidates nominated by 26 June 2013 are available in document CAT/SP/14/2:
A | C | E | F | R | S

Withdrawal of candidature CAT/SP/14/2/Add.1: A C E F R S
Withdrawal of candidature CAT/SP/14/2/Add.2: A E F S
Withdrawal of candidature CAT/SP/14/2/Add.3: E
Withdrawal of candidature CAT/SP/14/2/Add.4: E

States parties to the Convention were invited to the meeting and to submit credentials by 20 September 2013: E | F | S

Documents


Title

Symbol

Languages

Provisional Agenda CAT/SP/14/1 A  E  F  R S
Rules of Procedure of the Committee CAT/C/3/Rev.6 E
Rules of Procedure of the Committee CAT/C/3/Rev.5 A C E F R S
Rules of Procedure of the Meeting of States Parties CAT/SP/2/Rev.1 E F R

Results of the election of the 14th meeting of States parties

The five candidates elected to the Committee against Torture, for a term of four years as of 1 January 2014, are (in alphabetical order):

Name of member

Nationality

Ms. Saadia Belmir Morocco
Mr. Alessio Bruni Italy
Mr. Jens Modvig Denmark
Mr. Bhogendra Sharma Nepal
Mr. Kening Zhang China

Note that Ms. Belmir and Mr. Bruni are current members of the Committee.

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