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Membership

Committee against Torture

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 nominated.

The current membership of the Committee against Torture is:

Name of memberNationalityTerms expires on 31 December
Mr. Todd BUCHWALDUnited States of America2025
Mr. Jorge CONTESSEChile2027
Mr. Claude HELLER
Chairperson
Mexico2027
Mr. Erdogan ISCAN
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Vice-Chairperson
Türkiye2027
Mr. Peter VEDEL KESSING
Rapporteur
Denmark2027
Mr. LIU HuawenChina2025
Ms. MAEDA Naoko
Vice-Chairperson
Japan2025
Ms. Ana RACUMoldova2027
Mr. Abderrazak ROUWANE
Vice-Chairperson
Morocco2025
Mr. Bakhtiyar TUZMUKHAMEDOVRussian Federation2025