Diego García-Sayán


Mr. García-Sayán is a Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on Independence of Judges and Lawyers, former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and former Minister of Justice of Peru.

Mr. García-Sayán was Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights until December 2015 and President thereof for two consecutive terms. He was the Minister of Justice during the democratic transition in Peru, and Minister of Foreign Affairs proposing and promoting the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Mr. García-Sayán has broad experience in multilateral organisations at the United Nations and the Organisation of American States. He wrote several books on international law and development and has experience in high-level diplomatic and policy negotiations on international peace, security, and inclusive development.