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Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The fourth meeting of States parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) was held on 25 October 2012, at the United Nations Office at Geneva. The purpose of the meeting was to elect twelve members of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, to replace those whose terms of office will expire on 31 December 2012.

The election of candidates for membership in the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture took place in accordance with articles 5 through 9 of the OPCAT.

Current membership of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

Name of member

Country of nationality

Term of office

Ms. Mari AMOS

Estonia

31 December 2014

Mr. Mario Luis CORIOLANO Resignation*
Vice-Chairperson

Argentina

1st October 2012

Mr. Arman DANIELYAN

Armenia

31 December 2014

Ms. Marija DEFINIS-GOJANOVIC

Croatia

31 December 2012

Mr. Malcolm EVANS, Chairperson

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

31 December 2012

Mr. Emilio GINÉS SANTIDRIÁN

Spain

31 December 2014

Ms. Lowell Patria GODDARD

New Zealand

31 December 2012

Mr. Zdenek HAJEK, Vice-Chairperson

Czech Republic

31 December 2012

Ms. Suzanne JABBOUR, Vice-Chairperson

Lebanon

31 December 2012

Mr. Goran KLEMENCIC

Slovenia

31 December 2012

Mr. Paul LAM SHANG LEEN

Mauritius

31 December 2012

Mr. Zbigniew LASOCIK

Poland

31 December 2012

Mr. Petros MICHAELIDES

Cyprus

31 December 2014

Ms. Aisha Shujune MUHAMMAD, Vice-Chairperson

Maldives

31 December 2014

Mr. Olivier OBRECHT

France

31 December 2014

Mr. Hans Draminsky PETERSEN

Denmark

31 December 2014

Ms. Maria Margarida E. PRESSBURGER

Brazil

31 December 2012

Mr. Christian PROSS

Germany

31 December 2012

Mr. Victor Manuel RODRIGUEZ-RESCIA

Costa Rica

31 December 2012

Ms. Judith SALGADO

Ecuador

31 December 2014

Mr. Miguel SARRE IGUÍNIZ

Mexico

31 December 2014

Ms. Aneta STANCHEVSKA

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

31 December 2014

Mr. Wilder TAYLER SOUTO

Uruguay

31 December 2014

Mr. Felipe VILLAVICENCIO TERREROS

Peru

31 December 2014

Mr. Fortuné Gaétan ZONGO

Burkina Faso

31 December 2014

* Resignation on 1st October 2012 following election as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.

List of candidates nominated by States Parties to OPCAT

Please click on candidates’ name to access the advance unedited versions of their CV.

Name of candidate

Country of nationality

Mr. Ilyas BAKHTYBAYEV Kazakhstan
Mr. Hans-Jorg Victor BANNWART Switzerland
Mr. Andrii CHERNOUSOV Ukraine
Mr. Malcolm EVANS United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Enrique Andrés FONT Argentina

Mr. Filip GLOTZMANN WITHDRAWAL

Czech Republic

Ms. Lowell Patria GODDARD New Zealand
Ms. Suzanne JABBOUR Lebanon
Mr. Milos JANKOVIC Serbia
Mr. Ervin KARAMUCO Albania
Mr. Gnambi Garba KODJO Togo

Ms. Svetlana KOVLYAGINA

Kazakhstan
Mr. Paul LAM SHANG LEEN Mauritius
Mr. Víctor MADRIGAL-BORLOZ Costa Rica
Mr. Fernandez MURHOLA MUHIGIRWA Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ms. June Caridad PAGADUAN LOPEZ Philippines
Ms. Maria Margarida E. PRESSBURGER Brazil
Mr. Christian PROSS Germany
Ms. Kadidia SANGARE COULIBALY Mali
Mr. Victor ZAHARIA Republic of Moldova

Documents

In accordance with Rule 16 of the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Meetings of the States Parties to the OPCAT, the official working languages of the meeting shall be English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Provisional agenda

CAT/OP/SP/9

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Note by the Secretary-General containing the List of candidates and biographical data

CAT/OP/SP/10

A | C | E | F | R | S

Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Meetings of the States Parties to the OPCAT

CAT/OP/SP/3

A | E | F | R | S

Corrigendum
CAT/OP/SP/10/Corr. 1
A | C | E | F | R | S
Addenda

CAT/OP/SP/10/Add.1

CAT/OP/SP/10/Add.2

A | C | E | F | R | S

A | C | E | F | R | S

Results of the Fourth Meeting States parties to the OPCAT:

The twelve members elected to the Subcommittee on Prevention as of 1 January 2013 and for a term of four years (as provided for under article 9 of the Optional Protocol) are:

Name of candidate

Country of nationality

Mr. Hans-Jorg Victor BANNWART Switzerland
Mr. Malcolm EVANS United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Enrique Andrés FONT Argentina
Ms. Lowell Patria GODDARD New Zealand
Ms. Suzanne JABBOUR Lebanon
Mr. Milos JANKOVIC Serbia
Mr. Paul LAM SHANG LEEN Mauritius
Mr. Víctor MADRIGAL-BORLOZ Costa Rica
Ms. June Caridad PAGADUAN LOPEZ Philippines
Ms. Maria Margarida E. PRESSBURGER Brazil
Mr. Christian PROSS Germany
Mr. Victor ZAHARIA Republic of Moldova

 

 

 
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