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The members of the Commission during the Annual Meeting in Geneva, 20-22 February 2017

 

 

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Prof. Thilo Marauhn 
President

 
 
 

News from the IHFFC

Annual Meeting of the Commission [22/02/2017]
The International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC) held its annual meeting from 20 to 22 February in Geneva.This was the first meeting of the IHFFC members since their election, held last December, by the 76 States parties to the First Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions that have recognised the Commission's competence.

During this annual meeting, the members have elected the bureau of the Commision, composed of Prof. Thilo Marauhn (Germany), President; Dr. Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza (Poland), 1st Vice-President; Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Al Kamali (United Arab Emirates), Vice-President; Dr. Robin McNeill Love (United Kingdom), Vice-President and Ambassador Alfredo Labbé (Chile), Vice-President.
Diplomatic Meeting of 8 December 2016, Bern - Election of the 15 members of the IHFFC and amendments of the Financial Procedures  [08/12/2016]
At the invitation of Switzerland, the depositary state of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, the fifth diplomatic meeting was held in Bern on 8 December 2016, during which the members of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission were elected. The 76 States Parties to the first Additional Protocol of 1977 to the Geneva Convention accepting the competence of the Commission were entitled to participate in this election.
68 States took part in the meeting under the chairmanship of Ambassador Jürg Lindenmann Deputy Director of the Directorate of International Law DIL of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA and the vice-chairmanship of H.E Ambassador Antonio Trombetta, Ambassador of Argentina in Bern.

After the first ballot the following candidates were elected (in the alphabetical order of their state of origin):

Mr RACHID BELHADJ, Algeria
Mr MARIO J.A. OYARZÁBAL, Argentina
Mr ALFREDO LABBÉ, Chile
Mr THILO MARAUHN, Germany
Mr STELIOS PERRAKIS, Greece
Mrs RÉKA VARGA, Hungary
Mr SHUICHI FURUYA, Japan
Mr JUSTINAS ŽILINSKAS, Lithuania
Mrs ELŻBIETA MIKOS-SKUZA, Poland
Mr ABDULLA RASHID S. A. AL-NAIMI, Qatar
Mr FRANCISCO REY MARCOS, Spain
Mrs ÅSA MOLDE, Sweden
Mrs LAURENCE BOILLAT, Switzerland
Mr MOHAMED MAHMOUD AL KAMALI, United Arab Emirates
Mr ROBIN M C MCNEILL LOVE, United Kingdom

For the final results containing the number of votes obtained by the elected candidates including the absolute majority and the list of participants, please click here.
The newly-formed Commission was elected for a term of office of five years and will enter into function at its first annual meeting planned to take place on 20-22 February 2017 in Geneva.
During this diplomatic meeting, the 68 participating States have also unanimously adopted amendments of the Financial Procedures proposed by the Depositary. To consult these amendments, please click here.

Documents:

Final Results (First Ballot incl. absolute majority)
List of participants
6th Committee UN General Assembly, New York [21/10/2016]
Statement before the 6th Committee UN General Assembly, New York, October 7th 2016
 
 
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