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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 14th meeting of States parties was held in Geneva on Tuesday 1 October 2013 to elect members to replace those five members whose terms expired on 31 December 2013.

The current membership of the Committee against Torture is:

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires on 31 December

Ms. Essadia BELMIR (Vice-Chairperson)

Morocco

2017

Mr. Alessio BRUNI

Italy

2017

Mr. Satyabhoosun Gupt DOMAH

Mauritius

2015

Ms. Felice GAER (Vice-Chairperson)

United States of America

2015

Mr. Abdoulaye GAYE

Senegal

2015

Mr. Claudio GROSSMAN (Chairperson)

Chile

2015

Mr. Jens MODVIG

Denmark

2017 *

Mr. Bhogendra SHARMA (resigned on 6 February 2014)
Ms. Sapana PRADHAN-MALLA (appointed by Nepal on 28 March, pending approval from the others States parties until 12 May)

Nepal

2017 **

Mr. George TUGUSHI

Georgia

2015

Mr. Kening ZHANG

China

2017 *

* These members will be sworn in on 28 April 2014.
** This member will be sworn-in on 13 May 2014

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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