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Tunisia elected as member of UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances

June 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Tunisian flag raised up at Belvedere Park in Tunis on 20 March, 2017 [Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency]

Tunisia was elected as a member of the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances for a period of four years yesterday.

Elections were held in New York within the framework of the fourth meeting of States parties to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Tunisian candidate, Moncef Baati, received 50 votes of a possible 55.

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Four other experts from Japan, Argentina, Serbia and Morocco were also elected.

Tunisia is already a member of the Human Rights Committee against Torture, the Rights of the Child and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Sectoral Committee for the Prevention of Torture.