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Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CC-705)

Next Session CCLM - 100th Session - 23-24 February 2015
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CCLM - 98th Session - 17-19 March 2014
CCLM - 97th Session - 21-23 October 2013
CCLM - 96th Session - 4-6 March 2013
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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 Mónica Martínez Menduiño (Ecuador)
Number of Members



Bangladesh (Mr Mafizur Rahman)
Bulgaria (Mr Lubomir Ivanov)
Iraq (Mr Abdulsatar Chiyad Al-Sudani)
Liberia (Mr Mohammed S. Sheriff)
Papua New Guinea (Mr Lawrence Kuna Kalinoe)
United States of America (Ms April Cohen) *
Uruguay (Mr Oscar Gabriel Piñeyro Bentos)


* Following the withdrawal of Mr Gregory Groth.

Substitute Representatives

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Current term of office June 2013 - June 2015
Languages (used during the current mandate) Arabic, English and Spanish
Document symbol CCLM
Frequency of Sessions As and when required
Division Legal Office (LEG)
Contact information/email

First Session October 1958