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COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

Membership

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 nominated.

The 15th meeting of States parties was held in Geneva on Thursday 5 October 2013 to elect members to replace those five members whose terms expired on 31 December 2015.

The current membership of the Committee against Torture is:

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires on 31 December

Ms. Essadia BELMIR (Vice-Chairperson and Rapporteur)

Morocco

2017

Mr. Alessio BRUNI (Vice-Chairperson)

Italy

2017

Ms. Felice GAER (Vice-Chairperson)

United States of America 2019
Mr. Abdelwahab Hani Tunisia 2019

Mr. Claude Heller Rouassant

 

Mexico 2019

Mr. Jens MODVIG (Acting Chairperson)

Denmark

2017

Ms. Sapana PRADHAN-MALLA

Nepal

2017

Ms. Ana Racu Moldova 2019
Mr. Sébastien Touzé France 2019

Mr. Kening ZHANG

China

2017

The CVs of the candidates nominated by 13 July 2011 are available in document CAT/SP/35 
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The CVs of the candidates nominated by 26 June 2013 are available in document CAT/SP/14/2:
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