COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

Membership

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 17th meeting of States parties was held in Geneva on 3 October 2019 to elect members to replace those five members whose terms expired on 31 December 2019.

The current membership of the Committee against Torture is:

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires on 31 December

Ms. Essadia BELMIR
Vice-Chairperson

Morocco

2021

Mr. Claude HELLER ROUASSANT Vice-Chairperson

Mexico2023

Mr. Erdogan ISCAN

Turkey
2023

Mr. Jens MODVIG 
Chairperson

Denmark

2021

Ms. Ilvija PUCE
Latvia2023
Ms. Ana RACUMoldova2023
Mr. Diego RODRÍGUEZ-PINZÓN Rapporteur a.i. (*)
Colombia2021
Mr. Sébastien TOUZE
Vice-Chairperson a.i. (*)
France2023
Mr. Bakhtiyar TUZMUKHAMEDOV 
Russian Federation2021
Mr. LIU Huawen (English, Chinese)
China 2021

(*) Temporary members of the Bureau until new elections take place during the 69th session of the Committee (20 April – 15 May 2020)


Written solemn declarations

Given the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the continuing travel restrictions and the related impossibility to hold in-person sessions of Committees in Geneva and New York during the months of June, July and August 2020 (see 5), the Committee against torture has decided that under those exceptional circumstances, the new members deposited signed solemn declarations with the Secretariat who posted them on the Committee webpage. The deposit of declarations will be announced during the online public session on Monday, 13 July. At the next in-situ session, the three members will orally confirm their oath.


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