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COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

15th Meeting of States parties (Geneva, 8 October 2015): election of members to replace the five current members whose terms expire on 31 December 2015

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 8 October 2015 in conference room XVIII- Palais des Nations at 10.00 a.m. to elect members to replace the five current members whose terms expires on 31 December 2015.

States parties to the Convention are invited to nominate their candidates by 16 June 2015:
E annexes: I, II, III, IV, V | F annexes: I, II, III, IV, V | S annexes: I, II, III, IV, V

Name of candidate

Nominated by

Date of nomination

Mr. Sébastien Touzé E | F France 24 March 2015 
Ms. Ana Racu E Republic of Moldova  26 March 2015 
Ms. Ilvija Pûce E Latvia 13 April 2015
Mr. Ezzat Saad El Sayed Borai F WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDATURE on 07/10/2015 The Arab Republic of Egypt 4 May 2015
Ms. Mary Balikungeri E Rwanda 9 June 2015
Mr. Khalid Othman AlOmeir E Saudi Arabia 9 June 2015
Mr. Déthie Sall F Mauritania 12 June 2015
Mr. Vladimir Tochilovsky E Ukraine 15 June 2015
Mr. Claude Heller Rouassant S Mexico 16 June 2015
Mr. Paul Lam Shang Leen E Mauritius 16 June 2015
Ms. Ana Claudia Oberlin S Argentina 16 June 2015
Ms. Felice Gaer E United States of America 16 June 2015
Mr. Abdula Achirafo Abubacar E Mozambique 16 June 2015
Mr. Muhammad Zafarullah Khan E Pakistan 24 June 2015
Mr. Abdelwahab Hani E F Tunisia 21 September 2015

The CVs of the candidates nominated by 16 June 2015 are available in document CAT/SP/15/2

The CVs of the candidates nominated after 16 June 2015 is available in documents CAT/SP/15/2/Add.1 and CAT/SP/15/2/Add.2.

Documents

Title

Symbol

Languages

Opening statement E

Provisional Agenda

CAT/SP/15/1

A C E F R S

Rules of Procedure of the Committee

CAT/C/3/Rev.6

A C E F R S

Rules of Procedure of the Meeting of States Parties

CAT/SP/2/Rev.1

E F R S

The five members elected to the Committee against Torture as of 1 January 2016 and for a term of four years as provided for under article 17.5 of CAT) are:

Name of candidate

Nationality

Ms. Felice Gaer

United States of America

Mr. Abdelwahab Hani

Tunisia

Mr. Claude Heller Rouassant

Mexico

Ms. Ana Racu Republic of Moldova
Mr. Sébastien Touzé France
Country-specific information