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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 Mr Lubomir Ivanov (Bulgaria)
Number of Members



Dominican Republic (Ms Maria Laureano) *
Indonesia (Mr Royhan Nevy Wahab)
Liberia (Mr Mohammed S. Sheriff)
Papua New Guinea (Mr Lawrence Kalinoe)
San Marino (Ms Daniela Rotondaro)
Sudan (Mr Osama Mahmoud Humeida)
United States of America (Ms April Cohen)

* Following the withdrawal of Mr Rawell Salomón Taveras Arbaje.

Substitute Representatives

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Current term of office June 2015 - July 2017 (157th Session of Council)
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