Professor Todd Buchwald
U.S. Candidate for the Committee Against Torture, 2022-2025
The United States attaches great importance to the work of the Committee Against Torture (CAT Committee) in monitoring and advising States Parties on their implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Supporting Todd Buchwald, like other endorsements of qualified U.S. candidates for independent expert bodies, signals U.S. strategic commitment to re-engage multilaterally and our commitment to human rights. The nomination of a highly-qualified, independent expert like Professor Buchwald is a reflection of the U.S. commitment to the rule of law and the great importance placed by the United States on international law in addressing the multitude of challenges facing the world today.