COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

3rd Meeting of States parties (New York, 23 June 2015) - Election of Members


General Information

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances is composed of 10 independent experts, who are persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights, who shall serve in their personal capacity and be independent and impartial (article 26, ICPPED).

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties from among their nationals, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution, relevant legal experience and balanced gender representation. Members serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of the States parties which present their candidature. They may be re-elected once if re-nominated.

States parties are informed that the regular scheduled elections to replace those 5 members of the Committee whose terms expire on 30 June 2015 will be held at a States parties meeting scheduled to take place in New York (Secretariat Building Conference Room 1) on 23 June 2015 at 10 am.

Quorum

Pursuant to article 26, paragraph 2 of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the necessary quorum for the meeting is two-thirds of the 43 States parties to the Convention, that is 29 States parties. To avoid the meeting being substantially delayed or postponed, representatives of States parties should be present at the scheduled time of the meeting.

Credentials

In accordance with Rule 2 of the Revised Rules of Procedures of the Meeting of the States Parties to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the original letters of credentials of representatives and the names of members of a delegation signed by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs should be submitted to the Secretary-General no later than one week prior to the Meeting. The credentials may be sent in advance to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York, 13th Floor, Secretariat Building (c/o Mr. Nenad Vasic, S-1309).

3rd Meeting of States parties

States parties to the Convention were invited to nominate their candidates by Monday, 23 February 2015. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat at the following email address: ced@ohchr.org.

Membership of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances


Name

Nationality

Term expires

Mr. Mohammed AL-OBAIDI

Iraq

30 June 2017

Mr. Mamadou Badio CAMARA

Senegal

30 June 2015

Mr. Santiago CORCUERA CABEZUT

Mexico

30 June 2017

Mr. Emmanuel DECAUX

France

30 June 2015

Mr. Alvaro GARCÉ GARCÍA Y SANTOS

Uruguay

30 June 2015

Mr. Luciano HAZAN

Argentina

30 June 2017

Mr. Rainer HUHLE

Germany

30 June 2015

Ms. Suela JANINA

Albania

30 June 2015

Mr. Juan José LÓPEZ ORTEGA

Spain

30 June 2017

Mr. Kimio YAKUSHIJI

Japan

30 June 2017


List of candidates as submitted by States Parties (deadline for candidatures 23 February 2015)


Name

Nationality

Submission date

Mr. Emmanuel DECAUXFrance12 November 2014
Mr. Rainer HUHLEGermany27 November 2014
Ms. Suela JANINAAlbania20 January 2015
Mr. Mamadou Badio CAMARA Senegal23 January 2015
Mr. Fortune Gaetan ZONGOBurkina Faso10 February 2015
Mrs Maria Clara GALVISColombia19 February 2015
Mr. Roberto GARRETÓNChile20 February 2015
Mr. Daniel FIGALLO RIVADENEYRAPeru23 February 2015
Mr. Leo José Rodrigo VALLADARES LANZAHonduras23 February 2015
Mr. Cheikh Saad Bouh KAMARA - NVMauritania7 April 2015

Documentation


Title

Symbol

Languages

Provisional Agenda

CED/SP/3/1

A C E F R S

Rules of Procedure

CED/SP/1/3

A C E F R S

Curricula Vitae of CandidatesCED/SP/3/2 A C E F R S
CED/SP/3/2/Add.1 A C E F R S
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