COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

17th Meeting of States parties (Geneva, 3 October 2019, 10.00 a.m., Conference Room XX, Palais des Nations): election of members to replace the five current members whose terms expire on 31 December 2019

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 took place in Geneva on 3 October 2019 to elect members to replace the five current members whose terms expires on 31 December 2019.

The candidates nominated, in alphabetical order, were:

Name of candidate

Nominated by

Date of nomination

Mr. Claude HELLER ROUASSANTMexico13/03/2019
Ms. Ilvija PUCELatvia13/03/2019
Ms. Ana RACU
Republic of Moldova28/03/2019 
Mr. Sébastien TOUZE
English | French | Spanish
France5/04/2019 
Mr. Erdoğan IŞCAN
Turkey23/04/2019
Ms. Inès HADONOUBenin14/05/2019
Mr. Mumba MALILAZambia15/05/2019
Mr. Lorne Whitney CRANER
Arabic | English | French | Russian | Spanish
United States of America24/05/2019
Mr. Bem ANGWENigeria6/06/2019
Mr. Franz Jhasmany ZUBIETA MARISCAL
English | French | Spanish
Bolivia7/06/2019
Ms. Tinatin UPLISASHVILIGeorgia12/06/2019
Mr. Abdelwahab HANITunisia13/06/2019

The five members elected to the Committee against Torture as of 1 January 2020 and for a term of four years as provided for under article 17.5 of CAT) are:

Name of candidate

Nationality

Mr. Claude HELLER ROUASSANT
Mexico
Ms. Ilvija PUCELatvia
Mr. Sébastien TOUZE
France
Mr. Erdoğan IŞCAN
Turkey
Ms. Ana RACU
Republic of Moldova

Documents

Title

Symbol

Languages

Provisional AgendaCAT/SP/17/1 A C E F R S

Note of the Secretary General with list of candidates

CAT/SP/17/2

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

Country-specific information