The Impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Americas

The Impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Americas

Monday, April 2, 2012 | 12:00 PM | Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom

The Honorable Judge Diego García-Sayán | Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Diego García-Sayán was elected President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the 2010-11 term and reelected for the term 2012-2013. He was the first Peruvian to be elected President of the Court. He has  served as a judge on the court since 2004. During his distinguished career, Judge García-Sayán has served as Minister of Justice of Perú, and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Perú and as a member of the Peruvian Congress.  He founded the Andean Commission of Jurists and was the Chairperson of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.  Judge García-Sayán is a university professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and author of many publications on international law and human rights.