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

OPCAT Regional Teams

Distribution of country responsibilities among members of the SPT Regional Teams:

Africa


Name of Member

Countries assigned

Patricia ARIAS

the Central African Republic, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco,

Hameth DIAKHATE

Cabo Verde, Liberia, Rwanda

Hamida DRIDI

Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius

Gnambi Garba KODJO
(Head of the regional team)

Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Senegal

Abdallah OUNNIR

Nigeria, Mauritania, South Africa, South Sudan, Tunisia

Catherine PAULET

Burkina Faso, Burundi, Mozambique, Togo


Americas


Name of Member
Countries assigned

Carmen Comas-Mata Mira

Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela

María Andrea Casamento

Belize, Honduras. Peru

Roberto Fehér

Chile, Costa Rica, Paraguay

Marco Feoli

Ecuador, Guatemala, Uruguay

Juan Pablo Vegas
(Head of the regional team)

Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua


Asia Pacific


Name of Member
Countries assigned
Marija Definis-Gojanovic
Lebanon, Philippines, State of Palestine
Shujune Muhammad
Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, Nauru.
Nika Kvaratskheklia
(Head of the regional team)
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia
Jakub Czepek
Cambodia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste

Europe


Name of Member
Countries assigned

Bhushan Domah

Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Ireland

Daniel Fink

Greece, Hungary, Ukraine, Belgium

Suzanne Jabbour

France, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland

Massimiliano Bagaglini

Cyprus, Georgia, Lithuania, Serbia

Marie Brasholt

Moldova, Netherland, Poland, Slovakia

Marina Langfeldt

Estonia, Iceland, Luxemburg, Portugal, Sweden

Zdenka Perović

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia

Maria Luisa Romero
(Head of regional team)

Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Spain

Nora Sveaass

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Montenegro

Vasiliki Artinopoulou

Czechia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway

Signatories are in italic

Should you wish to contact the members of the SPT Regional Teams, please send your queries to opcat@ohchr.org

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