Felice Gaer
Nationality United States of America
Committee Committee against Torture
Date First Elected 01/01/2000
Date Term Expires 12/31/2007
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background 1983-present: Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights American Jewish Committee, Director

1991-1992: United Nations Association of the United States of America, Executive Director, European Programmes

1982-1991: International League for Human Rights, Executive Director

1974-1981: The Ford Foundation, Programme Officer International Division (1976-1981); Assistant Programme Officer (1974-1976); Member, Public Policy Committee (1976-1981)

Other service
- International Human Rights Council, the Carter Centre, Emory University, 1994-present
- Chair, Steering Committee, National Coalition on the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1997-1999
- Board of Directors, Andrei Sakharov Foundation, 1993-present
- Steering Committee, Human Rights Watch/Helsinki, 1996-present
- Founding member, Washington Working Group on the Human Rights of Women, 1994-present
- Vice-President and Board of Governors, International League for Human Rights, 1991-present
- President, International Friends of the Chilean Human Rights Commission, 1985-1990
- Committee on Human Rights, New York Academy of Sciences, 1982-1992
- Board of Directors, International Dispute Resolution Associates, 1995-present
- Advisory Panel on Ethnic Conflict, Minority and Individual Rights, The Atlantic Council, 1993-1995
- Advisory Board, Early Warning, Minorities and Conflict Resolution Project -Minority Rights Group, United States of America, 1994-1997
- Council on Foreign Relations, 1991-present
- Alumnae Achievement Award, Wellesley College, 1995
- Advisory Panel on Housing Rights, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat II), New York, January 1996
- Consultant, The Rockefeller Foundation, 1982-1983

Public member of United States delegation to:
- World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, June 1993
- Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, September 1995
- Preparatory Committee, Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), February 1996
- Commission on Human Rights, Geneva, 1994-1999

Author of numerous professional articles, chapters in books and human rights reports on human rights issues spanning the issues in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the international institutions engaged in setting and implementing those standards, e.g. the United Nations, the African Commission on Human Rights, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, etc.
Educational BackgroundWellesley College, A.B. with Distinction, Political Science, 1968 (Honors)

Columbia University, Master of Philosophy, Political Science, 1975; Masters of Arts, 1971
Current occupation Director of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights American Jewish Committee, USA
Working LanguageE
source: CAT/SP/23, dated 29 September 1999