David Lovatón Palacios

Legal Senior Advisor

David Lovatón Palacios is an attorney who holds a master’s degree in constitutional law and is a Doctor of law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) Law School. Currently, he serves as PUCP director of the Center for Investigation, Training, and Legal Advice (CICAJ) as well as lead professor in constitutional law and human rights. For 25 years, Lovatón was part of the Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL) in Peru, where he eventually became Director. He was also a representative for civil society in the Comisión Especial de Reforma Integral de la Administración de Justicia (Ceriajus) in Peru. He has been a member of the board of directors of CUSO International, a Canadian organization based in Ottawa, and Director of the Clínica Jurídica de Acciones de Interés Público at the PUCP Law School.

In addition, Lovatón has been a visiting professor at other universities and institutions including the Academia de la Magistratura del Perú (AMAG) and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica (IIDH). He has served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), and parliamentary committees of the Congress of Peru.

Lovatón has published various publications and articles on the Inter-American Human Rights System, military justice, access to justice, judicial reform, and corruption.