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COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

4th Meeting of States parties (New York, 20 June 2017) - 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 2017 will be held at a States parties meeting scheduled to take place in New York (Secretariat Building Conference Room 3) on 20 June 2017 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 53 States parties to the Convention, that is 35 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).

4th Meeting of States parties

States parties to the Convention were invited to nominate their candidates by Friday, 3 February 2017. 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. Santiago CORCUERA CABEZUT
(Chairperson)

Mexico

30 June 2017

Mr. Emmanuel DECAUX

France

30 June 2019

Ms. Maria Clara GALVIS PATINO

Colombia

30 June 2019

Mr. Daniel FIGALLO RIVADENEYRA

Peru

30 June 2019

Mr. Luciano HAZAN

Argentina

30 June 2017

Mr. Rainer HUHLE
(Vice-Chairperson)

Germany

30 June 2019

Ms. Suela JANINA
(Vice-Chairperson)

Albania

30 June 2019

Mr. Juan José LÓPEZ ORTEGA
(Rapporteur)

Spain

30 June 2017

Mr. Kimio YAKUSHIJI
(Vice-Chairperson)

Japan

30 June 2017


List of candidates as submitted by States Parties (at 10 February 2017)

 

Name

Nationality

Submission date

Mr. Mamadou DIAKITE
Note verbale
Mali25 January 2017
Mr. Moncef BAATI - EN | FR
Note verbale
Tunisia25 January 2017
Mr. Horacio RAVENNA
Note Verbale
Argentina27 January 2017
Mr. Samer Saadoun Abood AL-AMIRI - AR | EN
Note verbale
Iraq2 February 2017
Mr. Koji TERAYA
Note verbale
Japan3 February 2017
Ms Milica KOLAKOVIC-BOJOVIC
Note verbale
Serbia7 February 2017
  

Documentation

Title

Symbol

Languages

Provisional Agenda

CED/SP/4/1

 

Rules of Procedure

CED/SP/1/3

A C E F R S

Curricula Vitae of CandidatesCED/SP/4/2 
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Country-specific information