Victor Madrigal-Borloz

Photo Victor Madrigal Borloz PortraitVictor Madrigal-Borloz is the Secretary-General of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). In this capacity he provides strategic leadership to the IRCT, represents the organisation around the world, and manages the Secretariat and its relationship with the IRCT’s 144 members across 74 countries.

From 2007 to 2013 he was the Head of the Registry of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Washington DC, USA), where he was responsible for overseeing teh initial examination of all petitions received, and managed the Commission’s program for elimination of procedural delay. Prior to this, he was the Commission’s Head of Litigation, and supervised litigation of all cases, advisory opinions and provisional measures before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights.

In 2013, Victor began a four year term as a member of the Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture, a body of independent experts established pursuant to the Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) to monitor, assist and advise states in the adoption of policies and practices to prevent torture. He also sits on the board of the International Justice Resource Centre.