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 16th meeting of States parties was held in Geneva on Thursday 5 October 2017 to elect members to replace those five members whose terms expired on 31 December 2017.

The current membership of the Committee against Torture is:

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires on 31 December

Ms. Essadia BELMIR (Vice-Chairperson)

Morocco

2021

Ms. Felice GAER (Vice-Chairperson)

United States of America2019
Mr. Abdelwahab HANITunisia2019

Mr. Claude HELLER ROUASSANT (Vice-Chairperson)

Mexico2019

Mr. Jens MODVIG (Chairperson)

Denmark

2021

Ms. Ana RACUMoldova2019
Mr. Diego RODRÍGUEZ-PINZÓN
Colombia2021
Mr. Sébastien TOUZE (Rapporteur)France2019
Mr. Bakhtiyar TUZMUKHAMEDOVRussian Federation2021
Ms. Honghong ZHANGChina 2021
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