COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

16th Meeting of States parties (Geneva, Thursday 5 October 2017, 10.00 a.m., Conference Room XIX, Palais des Nations): election of members to replace the five current members whose terms expire on 31 December 2017

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 renominated.

A meeting of States parties will take place in Geneva on 5 October 2017 to elect members to replace the five current members whose terms expires on 31 December 2017.

States parties to the Convention were invited to nominate their candidates by 15 June 2017: E | F | S .

The candidates nominated by 15 June 2017, in alphabetical order, are:

Name of candidate

Nominated by

Date of nomination

Mr. Milan ANTONIJEVIC
E
Serbia15/06/2017
Mr. Paulin BAMBARA
F
Burkina Faso13/06/2017
Ms. Saadia BELMIR
F
Morocco15/06/2017
Mr. Paul LAM SHANG LEEN
E | F
Mauritius06/06/2017
Mr. Jens MODVIG E Denmark27/04/2017
Mr. Diego RODRÍGUEZ-PINZÓN E Colombia15/06/2017
Mr. Arman TATOYAN E Armenia30/05/2017
Mr. Bakhtiyar TUZMUKHAMEDOV E Russian Federation 16/01/2017
Ms. Honghong ZHANG E China 24/02/2017

Documents

Title

Symbol

Languages

Provisional AgendaCAT/SP/16/1 A C E F R S       

Note of the Secretary General with list of candidates

CAT/SP/16/2

A C E F R S               

Rules of Procedure of the Committee

CAT/C/3/Rev.6

A C E F R S

Rules of Procedure of the Meeting of States Parties

CAT/SP/2/Rev.1

A C E F R S

The five members elected to the Committee against Torture as of 1 January 2018 and for a term of four years as provided for under article 17.5 of CAT) are:

Name of candidate

Nationality

Ms. Saadia BELMIR
F
Morocco
Mr. Jens MODVIG
E
Denmark
Mr. Diego RODRÍGUEZ-PINZÓN
E
Colombia
Mr. Bakhtiyar TUZMUKHAMEDOV
E
Russian Federation
Ms. Honghong ZHANG
E
China
Country-specific information