|Minister of Justice and Human Rights|
|Assumed office |
10 December 2015
|Preceded by||Julio Alak|
|Former substitute Counselor of the Council of Magistrates of Argentina|
9 September 2014 – 10 September 2015
|Attorney General of Buenos Aires City|
10 September 2007 – 9 September 2014
|Succeeded by||Martín Ocampo|
|Born||23 October 1969|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina|
Germán Carlos Garavano (born October 23, 1969) is an Argentinean lawyer and expert on judicial reform, and the current minister of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina since December 10, 2015. He was Attorney General of the city of Buenos Aires between 2007 and 2014 and substitute Counselor of the Council of Magistrates of Argentina.
Early life and education
Germán Garavano was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires. At the age of 18, he enrolled at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina to study Law, graduating in 1994. Simultaneously, he began his career at the federal criminal courts of Argentina, reaching the status of clerk of the court after years of several promotions. He completed postgraduate studies at the Laws and Economics Institute of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, as well as at the United Kingdom, where he was invited by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Council.
Criminal Investigation Squad
Before Garavano was appointed Attorney General of the city of Buenos Aires in 2007, he performed as Counselor of the Council of Magistrates of the city of Buenos Aires and judge at the Criminal Court No. 12 of the city. He was also elected vice-president of the Board of Trustees of Justice Studies Center of the Americas (CEJA-JSCA), chosen for this position by the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), proposed by the Argentine government.
In 2008, Garavano encouraged the creation of the Criminal Investigation Squad at the General Secretariat of Criminal Policies and Strategic Planning of the Buenos Aires Attorney General’s Office. In 2014 he was elected substitute Counselor of the Council of Magistrates of Argentina on representation of the lawyers of Buenos Aires, sharing the 4-year term with Adriana Donato. He has written fifteen books and numerous articles on Law and judicial reform, some of which have received awards. Starting on April 2014, he also performed as the academic director of the non-governmental organization Unidos Por la Justicia. Regarding his personal life, Garavano is married and has three sons.
As Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina, he is the promoter of a profound judicial reform program named 'Justicia 2020' ('Justice 2020'). The reform involves median and long term measures that aim at transforming the Argentine justice system. Justicia 2020 promotes a modern and transparent administration of justice, in accordance with the New World Agenda of Sustainable Development of United Nations. initiatives promoted in the program, there are reforms that seek to modernize procedures and create new specialized courts to facilitate investigation.
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