Walter Albán

Board member

Walter Albán is a lawyer, professor, and former dean of the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú. He is also a member of the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights at the University, where he is currently the director of the masters program in law with a focus on political jurisprudence. He has written extensively on constitutional issues and human rights.

He has served in the Office of the Ombudsman for the People of Perú since the institution was founded in 1996 and was promoted to be the position of Ombudsman in 2000 until 2005. Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Ambassador of Peru to the Organization of American States and afterwards was appointed to Peru’s Office of the Interior as the Minister of State. Until April of 2017, he was the Executive Director of PROETICA - the group responsible for creating the Peruvian chapter of Transparency International.