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Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CC-705)

Previous Sessions and documents CCLM - 112th Session - 8-10 March 2021
CCLM - 111th Session - 26 - 28 - October 2020
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article V


Established in 1957 by the Ninth Session of the Conference.

Rules of Procedure

See Rule XXXIV of General Rules of the Organization

Category Cat.1

To consider specific constitutional and legal items referred to it by the Council or by the Director-General and resulting from matters enumerated in Rule XXXIV.3 of the General Rules of the Organization.

Secretary Ms Annick Van Houtte, LEG

Representatives of 7 Member Nations and a Chairperson elected by the Council. Members of the Committee shall appoint as their representatives individuals who have shown a continued interest in the objectives and activities of the Organization, have participated in Conference or Council sessions and, as far as possible, have competence and expertise in legal matters. Members of the Committee are elected for a period of two years at the session of the Council following the regular session of the Conference and they are eligible for reappointment.

Chairperson Ms Daniela Rotondaro (San Marino)
Number of Members


  • Fiji (Mr Esala Nayasi)1
  • Gabon (Mr Charles Essonghe)5
  • Jordan (Mr Ali Albsoul)
  • Nicaragua (Ms Monica Robelo Raffone)2
  • Philippines ((Mr Theodore Andrei Bauzon)3
  • Spain (Mr Rafael Osorio de Rebellón)
  • United States of America (Ms Emily Katkar)4

1/ Mr Deo Saran replaced Mr Esala Nayasi for the 111th Session.
2/ Mr Junior Andrés Escobar Fonseca replaced Ms Mónica Robelo Raffone for the 111th Session.
3/ Mr Domingo Nolasco replaced Mr Theodore Andrei Bauzon for the 111th and 112th Sessions.
4/ Ms Alison Storsve replaced Ms Emily Katkar for the 111th and 112th Sessions.
5/ Mr Charles Essonghe has been replaced by Ms Chantal Moukoutou Legnongo for the 112th Session.

Substitute Representatives

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Current term of office July 2019 - July 2021
Languages (used during the current mandate) Arabic, French, English and Spanish
Document symbol CCLM
Frequency of Sessions As and when required
Division Legal Office (LEG)
Contact information/email

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First Session October 1958