Katya Salazar

Executive Director

Katya Salazar, a Peruvian attorney, has lead DPLF since 2009. Under her leadership, DPLF created its human rights and natural resources program, addressing the role of international law in the defense of the land, territory and natural resources in the region. She also promoted a deeper involvement of DPLF in the regional discussion on the future of the Inter-American human righs system where the organization is a key stakeholder. Before joining DPLF, Katya was the Adjunct Coordinator of the Special Investigations Unit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Peru. She was also member of the Coalition Against Impunity (Germany) that filed a criminal complaint against members of the Argentinian military for the disappearance of German citizens during the last Argentinian dictatorship. Katya studied law at the Catholic University of Peru and has a Masters degree in International Public Law from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.