Victor Madrigal-Borloz is the Secretary-General of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims. In this capacity, he provides strategic leadership to IRCT, represents the organization around the world, and manages the Secretariat and its relationship with IRCT’s 144 members across 74 countries. Victor joined the IJRC Board of Directors as a founding member in 2011.
From 2007 to 2013, he was Head of the Registry of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Washington D.C., USA), where he was responsible for overseeing the 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 of Human Rights.
Beginning in 2013, Victor served a four-year term as a member of the United Nations (UN) 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. In December 2017, the UN Human Rights Council appointed Victor as the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.