The Peruvian jurist Luis García-Corrochano Moyano has been elected as President of the Inter-American Juridical Committee for the period 2021-2022, by acclamation of the eleven members that make up this consultative body of the Organization of American States (OAS), which is responsible for promoting the progressive development and codification of international law, and for studying the uniformization of the legislation of the countries of the continent.
García-Corrochano succeeds the former Minister of Justice of Colombia, Ruth Correa, as the third Peruvian to chair this Committee, which was created in 1942 and has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. The Peruvian scholar has served as Vice President of the Committee since August 2018 and will serve for the 2021-2022 biennium.
García-Corrochano holds a Master’s degree in International Law from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and has more than twenty-five years of work experience. He is currently a professor at the Diplomatic Academy of Peru, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), and former President of the Instituto Hispano Luso Americano de Derecho Internacional (IHLADI). He is also a member of the Superior Court of Administrative Responsibilities and Arbitrator of the Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce.