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Meetings of States parties & elections

Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

Meetings of States Parties are held to elect the members of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture. States Parties cast their votes by secret ballot from a list of nominees, The members of the Subcommittee shall be elected for a term of four years and are eligible for re-election once if renominated.

The members shall be chosen from among persons of high moral character, having proven professional experience in the field of the administration of justice, in particular criminal law, prison or police administration, or in the various fields relevant to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty. In the composition of the Subcommittee due consideration shall be given to equitable geographic distribution and to the representation of different forms of civilization and legal systems of the States Parties. In this composition consideration shall also be given to balanced gender representation on the basis of the principles of equality and non-discrimination. The members of the Subcommittee on Prevention shall serve in their individual capacity, shall be independent and impartial and shall be available to serve the Subcommittee Prevention efficiently, as per articles five to 10 of the Optional Protocol.

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Date Meeting Location
20 October 2022 9th Meeting of States parties & 2022 elections Geneva
22 October 2020 8th Meeting of States parties & 2020 elections Geneva
25 October 2018 7th Meeting of States parties & 2018 elections Geneva
27 October 2016 6th Meeting of States parties & 2016 elections Geneva
23 October 2014 5th Meeting of States parties & 2014 elections Geneva
25 October 2012 4th Meeting of States parties & 2012 elections Geneva
28 October 2010 3rd Meeting of States parties & 2010 elections Geneva
30 October 2008 2nd Meeting of States parties & 2008 elections Geneva