Carlos Ayala Corao
Carlos Ayala Corao is currently a Member of the Board of the International Commission of Jurists and of the International Human Rights Institute of the IBA. He was the President of the Andean Commission of Jurists until 2010. He has served as the Chairman of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and earlier he worked as the Rapporteur for Latin American Indigenous People Rights Matters. He has also been professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at Universidad Católica “Andres Bello”, at Universidad Central de Venezuela and at Universidad Iberoamericana de Mexico. Mr. Ayala has lectured extensively at Georgetown University, at the American University Washington College of Law, and the University of Oxford. The UN High Commissioner assigned Mr. Ayala as an expert for the observation and monitoring process related to the selection and appointment of the magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice of Ecuador (2005) and in Guatemala (2009). He has presented cases regarding the defense of human rights before several international organizations including IAHRC, UN and UNESCO. Carlos Ayala is the author of several publications on Constitutional Law and Human Rights.