COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

Members of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances

The Committee is composed of 10 independent experts who are persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights, who serve in their personal capacity and are independent and impartial.

Regular scheduled elections are held to replace members of the Committee when their terms expire.

Current members

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires (30 June)

Mr. Mohammed AYAT (Chair)

Morocco

2021

Mr. Moncef BAATI

Tunisia

2021

Mr. Olivier de FROUVILLE (Vice President)

France

2023

Ms. Milica KOLAKOVIC-BOJOVIC (Vice President)

Serbia

2021

Ms. Barbara LOCHBIHLER

Germany

2023

Mr. Juan José LOPEZ ORTEGA

Spain

2023

Mr. Horacio RAVENNA (Vice President)

Argentina

2021

Mr. Koj TERAYA (Rapporteur)

Japan

2021

Mr. Matar DIOP

Senegal

2023

Ms. Carmen Rosa VILLA QUINTANA

Peru

2023

 

Officers

The members elect the Committee’s officers for two-year terms (renewable). These officers are:

  • The Committee’s Chairperson, with overall responsibility for the conduct of the Committee’s work;
  • Three Vice-Chairpersons;
  • The Rapporteur, who prepares the Committee’s annual report to the General Assembly.

In addition, the Committee appoints rapporteurs to perform specific functions. These are:

  • The Working Group on Urgent Actions, that includes 5 to 6 members of the Committee in charge of analyzing the Urgent Action requests submitted under article 30 of the Convention, and their registration and follow-up;
  • The Special Rapporteur on New Communications, whose functions include the registration of new complaints under article 31 of the Convention and such preliminary issues as requests for interim measures of protection that may be necessary to prevent irreparable harm in a case presented to the Committee;
  • The Special Rapporteur on Follow-up to Views, who monitors the implementation of the Committee’s decisions on the merits of individual cases;
  • The Special Rapporteur on Follow-up to Concluding Observations, who is tasked with the analysis of States follow-up reports before their consideration by the Plenary of the Committee;
  • The Rapporteur on Reprisals, who is in charge of analyzing and addressing all allegations of reprisals submitted to the Committee.
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