Committee against Torture
Statement of the Committee against Torture adopted on4 November 2013, at its fifty-first session (28 October–22 November 2013)
1.The Committee against Torture is a treaty body of the United Nations established underthe Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
2.Pursuant to article 17 of the Convention, “the Committee shall consist of ten experts of high moral standing and recognized competence in the field of human rights, who shall serve in their personal capacity”.
3.The Committee against Torture unanimously decided that financial misconduct is incompatible with serving on the Committee.