Ukrainian lawyer to lead CoE anti-torture Committee

By: Fuad Gulubeyli

Strasbourg: Mykola Gnatovskyy, the lawyer and professor of international law at Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, has been elected chairman of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), APA’s Europe bureau reports.

Note that Azerbaijani Professor of Public International Law Latif Huseynov, who has headed the CPT over the last four years, did not seek re-election as his membership of the CPT expires in December 2015. He remains member of the CPT up to 19 December 2015.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency