Event Title

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

Start Date

5-4-2012 12:00 PM

End Date

5-4-2012 1:00 PM

Description

Diego García-Sayán is the President and Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, elected by the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). He has recently been reelected as President for the 2012-2013 term. He is also President of an independent Commission, appointed by the Peruvian government, to organize and inaugurate the Museum of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion, which is currently under construction.

Dr. García-Sayán has been Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru (July 2001-July 2002), as well as Minister of Justice of Peru during the democratic transitional government (2000-2001). Previously he was a Member of the National Congress of Peru.

From May to November 2007, Dr. García-Sayán was Head of the Electoral Mission of the OAS in Guatemala. From 1992 to 1994, he was a Representative of the UN Secretary General in charge of verifying the implementation of the El Salvador Peace Accords. He was also a member of the UN Negotiating Team in the Guatemalan peace negotiations between the Government and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca. Dr. García-Sayán is a Professor with substantial academic experience, the author of several publications, and a member of many national and international institutions.

 
Apr 5th, 12:00 PM Apr 5th, 1:00 PM

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

Diego García-Sayán is the President and Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, elected by the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). He has recently been reelected as President for the 2012-2013 term. He is also President of an independent Commission, appointed by the Peruvian government, to organize and inaugurate the Museum of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion, which is currently under construction.

Dr. García-Sayán has been Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru (July 2001-July 2002), as well as Minister of Justice of Peru during the democratic transitional government (2000-2001). Previously he was a Member of the National Congress of Peru.

From May to November 2007, Dr. García-Sayán was Head of the Electoral Mission of the OAS in Guatemala. From 1992 to 1994, he was a Representative of the UN Secretary General in charge of verifying the implementation of the El Salvador Peace Accords. He was also a member of the UN Negotiating Team in the Guatemalan peace negotiations between the Government and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca. Dr. García-Sayán is a Professor with substantial academic experience, the author of several publications, and a member of many national and international institutions.