COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES
5th Meeting of States parties to the Convention - Elections 2019
Election of five Members of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 30 June 2019
The Committee on Enforced Disappearances is composed of 10 independent experts - persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights.
In accordance with article 26, the term of five of the members elected will expire on 30 June 2019. Thus, five seats in the Committee must now be filled through an election.
The fifth Meeting of
States parties and the election of five members of the Committee will take place in
UNHQ New York, in Conference room 4, on 25 June 2019.
Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected
once if nominated.
Nominations are due by
8 March 2019. The nominations and biographical data, in accordance with the biographical data form (see below documentation no. 3), should be submitted to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva 10
electronicallyin Word format to
NOTE: Nominations will ONLY be processed when submitted in WORD FORMAT and WITHIN THE PAGE LIMIT, (1 and a half pages-Roman text 12)
In its current composition 3 experts of the Committee are women, and 7 are men; with their geographical distribution as follows: 3 experts from Latin America and the Caribbean, 2 from Africa, 1 from Asia-Pacific, 2 from Eastern Europe, and 2 from Western Europe and other States.
Of the 5 experts whose mandates expire on 30 June 2019, 2 experts are women and 3 are men; 2 are from Latin America and Caribbean, 1 from Eastern Europe, and 2 from Western Europe and other States. Information on gender and geographical composition of the membership of the Committee is available under documentation no. 2)
- Note Verbale on elections:
- Information on gender and geographical composition of the membership of the Committee:
- Biographical Data Form:
- Rules of Procedure:
Handbook for Treaty Body Members
- Regulations Governing the Status, Basic Rights and Duties of Officials other than Secretariat Officials, and Experts on Mission: E
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-3151).
Current membership of the Committee
List of candidates as submitted by States Parties
Mr. Olivier de FROUVILLE - E | F | S
15 January 2019
Ms. Carmen Rosa VILLA QUINTANA -
8 February 2019
Mr. Juan José LOPEZ ORTEGA -
7 March 2019
Ms. Barbara LOCHBIHLER -
7 March 2019
Mr. Cheikh Ahmed TIDIANE COULIBALY -
8 March 2019