Felice Gaer

Title Ms.
Nationality United States of America
Committee Committee against Torture
Date First Elected 01 Jan 2000
Date Term Expires 31 Dec 2007
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background 1983-present: Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights American Jewish CommitteeDirector

1991-1992: United Nations Association of the United States of AmericaExecutive DirectorEuropean Programmes

1982-1991: International League for Human RightsExecutive Director

1974-1981: The Ford FoundationProgramme Officer International Division (1976-1981); Assistant Programme Officer (1974-1976); MemberPublic Policy Committee (1976-1981)

Other service
- International Human Rights Councilthe Carter CentreEmory University1994-present
- ChairSteering CommitteeNational Coalition on the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1997-1999
- Board of DirectorsAndrei Sakharov Foundation1993-present
- Steering CommitteeHuman Rights Watch/Helsinki1996-present
- Founding memberWashington Working Group on the Human Rights of Women1994-present
- Vice-President and Board of GovernorsInternational League for Human Rights1991-present
- PresidentInternational Friends of the Chilean Human Rights Commission1985-1990
- Committee on Human RightsNew York Academy of Sciences1982-1992
- Board of DirectorsInternational Dispute Resolution Associates1995-present
- Advisory Panel on Ethnic ConflictMinority and Individual RightsThe Atlantic Council1993-1995
- Advisory BoardEarly WarningMinorities and Conflict Resolution Project -Minority Rights GroupUnited States of America1994-1997
- Council on Foreign Relations1991-present
- Alumnae Achievement AwardWellesley College1995
- Advisory Panel on Housing RightsUnited Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat II)New YorkJanuary 1996
- ConsultantThe Rockefeller Foundation1982-1983

Public member of United States delegation to:
- World Conference on Human RightsViennaJune 1993
- Fourth World Conference on WomenBeijingSeptember 1995
- Preparatory CommitteeSecond United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II)February 1996
- Commission on Human RightsGeneva1994-1999

Author of numerous professional articleschapters in books and human rights reports on human rights issues spanning the issues in the Universal Declaration of Human Rightsas well as the international institutions engaged in setting and implementing those standardse.g. the United Nationsthe African Commission on Human Rightsthe Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europeetc.
Educational Background Wellesley 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
Language English
Working Language E