Carlos Ayala Corao
Carlos Ayala is a lawyer specializing in Public Law (Constitutional and Human Rights). He is a Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Catholic University "Andres Bello", the Central University of Venezuela, University of Oxford (UK); Georgetown University, American University of Washington College of Law (USA) and the Pan-American University (Mexico). Also, he is a member of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences of Venezuela, Member of the International Commission of Jurists (Geneva, Switzerland (2012) and Member of Board of International Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association (IBAHRI). In addition, he was the President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (1997-98) and Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (1996-1999) and President of the Andean Commission of Jurists (2003-2009). He was a member of the International Commission appointed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for the process of selection and appointment of the Supreme Court of Ecuador (2005) and UN consultant for the process of choosing the Supreme Court of Guatemala (2009). Carlos is a lawyer and human rights defender before many national and international bodies, advisor in several international organizations and NGO’s and author of several respected publications.