New Permanent Representative of Peru Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations, Victor Óscar Shiyin García Toma, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. García Toma was a partner at the law firm of Benites, Vargas & Ugaz, beginning in 2011.  A professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Lima, beginning in 1982, he is also a post-graduate professor in the master’s programmes of comparative constitutional law and labour constitutional law at San Martín de Porres Private University, beginning in 2010, and a post-graduate professor at the Catholic University Santa María of Arequipa, beginning in 2015.

In 2010, he served as Peru’s Minister of Justice, following his position as an Ad hoc Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights from 2008 to 2009.  During this time, he was Dean of the School of Law from 2008 to 2010 and Director of the Institute of Social Market Economy from 2007 to 2009, both at the University of Lima.  From 2005 to 2006, he was President of the Constitutional Court.

He has held numerous positions throughout his almost four-decade career, including Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, with Vice-Minister rank, and Adviser-Secretary of the Board of Supreme Prosecutors at the Office of the Attorney General, both in 1989.  In 1987, he was Chief of the Cabinet of Advisers of the Ministry of Presidency, with Vice-Minister rank.  From 1986 to 1989, he served as an adviser to the Attorney General.

Mr. García Toma received his master’s in constitutional law from the Federico Villarreal National University, Lima, in 2002 and his bachelor’s degree in laws from the San Martín de Porres Private University, also in Lima, in 1978.

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