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OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE (OPCAT)
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PREVENTION OF TORTURE

Elections of members to the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The fourth meeting of States parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) was held on 25 October 2012, at the United Nations Office at Geneva. The purpose of the meeting was to elect twelve members of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, to replace those whose terms of office will expire on 31 December 2012.

The election of candidates for membership in the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture took place in accordance with articles 5 through 9 of the OPCAT.

Current membership of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

Name of Candidate
Nationality
Term of office
Ms. Mari AMOS Estonia 31 December 2014
Mr. Mario Luis CORIOLANO Resignation*
Vice-Chairperson
Argentina 1st October 2012
Mr. Arman DANIELYAN Armenia 31 December 2014
Ms. Marija DEFINIS-GOJANOVIC Croatia 31 December 2012
Mr. Malcolm EVANS, Chairperson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 31 December 2012
Mr. Emilio GINÉS SANTIDRIÁN Spain 31 December 2014
Ms. Lowell Patria GODDARD New Zealand 31 December 2012
Mr. Zdenek HAJEK, Vice-Chairperson Czech Republic 31 December 2012
Ms. Suzanne JABBOUR, Vice-Chairperson Lebanon 31 December 2012
Mr. Goran KLEMENCIC Slovenia 31 December 2012
Mr. Paul LAM SHANG LEEN Mauritius 31 December 2012
Mr. Zbigniew LASOCIK Poland 31 December 2012
Mr. Petros MICHAELIDES Cyprus 31 December 2014
Ms. Aisha Shujune MUHAMMAD, Vice-Chairperson Maldives 31 December 2014
Mr. Olivier OBRECHT France 31 December 2014
Mr. Hans Draminsky PETERSEN Denmark 31 December 2014
Ms. Maria Margarida E. PRESSBURGER Brazil 31 December 2012
Mr. Christian PROSS Germany 31 December 2012
Mr. Victor Manuel RODRIGUEZ-RESCIA Costa Rica 31 December 2012
Ms. Judith SALGADO Ecuador 31 December 2014
Mr. Miguel SARRE IGUÍNIZ Mexico 31 December 2014
Ms. Aneta STANCHEVSKA The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 31 December 2014
Mr. Wilder TAYLER SOUTO Uruguay 31 December 2014
Mr. Felipe VILLAVICENCIO TERREROS Peru 31 December 2014
Mr. Fortuné Gaétan ZONGO Burkina Faso 31 December 2014

* Resignation on 1st October 2012 following election as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.

List of candidates nominated by States Parties to OPCAT

Please click on candidates’ name to access the advance unedited versions of their CV.

Name of Candidate
Nationality
Mr. Ilyas BAKHTYBAYEV Kazakhstan
Mr. Hans-Jorg Victor BANNWART Switzerland
Mr. Andrii CHERNOUSOV Ukraine
Mr. Malcolm EVANS United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Enrique Andrés FONT Argentina

Mr. Filip GLOTZMANN WITHDRAWAL

Czech Republic

Ms. Lowell Patria GODDARD New Zealand
Ms. Suzanne JABBOUR Lebanon
Mr. Milos JANKOVIC Serbia
Mr. Ervin KARAMUCO Albania
Mr. Gnambi Garba KODJO Togo

Ms. Svetlana KOVLYAGINA

Kazakhstan
Mr. Paul LAM SHANG LEEN Mauritius
Mr. Víctor MADRIGAL-BORLOZ Costa Rica
Mr. Fernandez MURHOLA MUHIGIRWA Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ms. June Caridad PAGADUAN LOPEZ Philippines
Ms. Maria Margarida E. PRESSBURGER Brazil
Mr. Christian PROSS Germany
Ms. Kadidia SANGARE COULIBALY Mali
Mr. Victor ZAHARIA Republic of Moldova

Documents

In accordance with Rule 16 of the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Meetings of the States Parties to the OPCAT, the official working languages of the meeting shall be English, French, Russian and Spanish.


Title

Symbol

Languages

Provisional agenda

CAT/OP/SP/9

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Note by the Secretary-General containing the List of candidates and biographical data

CAT/OP/SP/10

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Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Meetings of the States Parties to the OPCAT

CAT/OP/SP/3

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Corrigendum
CAT/OP/SP/10/Corr. 1

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Addenda

CAT/OP/SP/10/Add.1

CAT/OP/SP/10/Add.2

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Results of the Fourth Meeting States parties to the OPCAT:

The twelve members elected to the Subcommittee on Prevention as of 1 January 2013 and for a term of four years (as provided for under article 9 of the Optional Protocol) are:

Name of Candidate
Nationality
Mr. Hans-Jorg Victor BANNWART Switzerland
Mr. Malcolm EVANS United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Enrique Andrés FONT Argentina
Ms. Lowell Patria GODDARD New Zealand
Ms. Suzanne JABBOUR Lebanon
Mr. Milos JANKOVIC Serbia
Mr. Paul LAM SHANG LEEN Mauritius
Mr. Víctor MADRIGAL-BORLOZ Costa Rica
Ms. June Caridad PAGADUAN LOPEZ Philippines
Ms. Maria Margarida E. PRESSBURGER Brazil
Mr. Christian PROSS Germany
Mr. Victor ZAHARIA Republic of Moldova
Country-specific information