Biography of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence


Mr. Fabian Salvioli, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Mr. Fabian Salvioli (Argentina) was appointed
Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence in May 2018

Fabián Salvioli (Argentina) is a human rights lawyer and professor. He has a Ph.D on Juridical Sciences and a Master degree on International Relations. He took up his functions as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence on 1 May 2018.

As an academic, Fabián Salvioli is professor of International Law and Human Rights at the School of Law of the University of La Plata, where he is also Director of the Human Rights Master Program and Director of the Institute of Human Rights.

He has lectured in many countries and universities across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is also member of the General Assemblies of the International Institute of Human Rights (in Strasbourg, France) and the Inter American Institute of Human Rights (in San Jose de Costa Rica, Costa Rica).

Professor Salvioli has authored several books and articles on international human rights law, including on the United Nations human rights mechanisms, the Inter-American human rights system, reparations, interpretation and application of human rights principles, and international justice.

He was member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee between 2009 and 2016, and its President between 2015 and 2016. In this capacity, he authored the “Guidelines on reparations” adopted by the Committee in October 2016.

As a lawyer, he has litigated cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In this capacity, he filed the first amicus curiae brief on the right to truth before the Inter-American Court.

Mr. Salvioli served twice as member and three times as president of Ad-Hoc Arbitration Courts on Monetary Reparations, within the Friendly Settlement Mechanism of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

He received several honorary titles in recognition of his work in the fields of human rights and education, including: Honorary Professor of the University of Buenos Aires, Honorary Professor of the National University of La Pampa, Illustrious Graduate of the National University of La Plata, Illustrious Citizen of the City of La Plata, and Outstanding Personality of the Province of Buenos Aires.


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