Judge Diego García-Sayán was the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers until December 2022. He is the former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and former Minister of Justice of Peru.
Judge García-Sayán was Judge of the IACHR 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. Judge García-Sayán has broad experience in multilateral organisations at the UN and the Organisation of American States. Judge García-Sayán 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.