Replacement of one member

Provisions of article 17, para. 6 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, read as follows:

“If a member of the Committee dies or resigns or for any other cause can no longer perform his Committee duties, the State Party which nominated him shall appoint another expert from among its nationals to serve for the remainder of his term, subject to the approval of the majority of the States Parties. The approval shall be considered given unless half or more of the States Parties respond negatively within six weeks after having been informed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the proposed appointment”.

Deadline for the approval of the proposed candidate is 10 February 2020

Resignation of Ms. Honghong Zhang a national from China
Proposed replacement by Government of China Mr. Liu Huawen
Expiration date of the mandate 31 December 2021

Note Verbale circulate to States parties (includes biographical data)  Eng / Fre / Spa (*)

(*) Note that the biographical data of the proposed candidate attached to the Note Verbale is available in English and Chinese only

Appointment of Mr. Liu Huawen as a new member of the Committee against Torture until 31 December 2021

Note Verbale circulated on 11 February 2020 to All States parties to the Convention
Eng / Fre / Spa

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