María Zavala Valladares

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Rosario Fernández
Maria Zavala Valladares.JPG
Minister of Justice
In office
28 July 2006 – 20 December 2007
President Alan García
Preceded by Alejandro Tudela
Succeeded by Rosario Fernández Figueroa
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
Lima, Peru
Political party Independent
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Profession Lawyer

María Zavala Valladares (born January 15, 1956) is a Peruvian politician, lawyer and judge. She was the Minister for Justice.


Zavala Valladares was born in Talara on 15 January 1956. Zavala Valladares has been President of the Superior Courts of Lima and Loreto. She was appointed Minister of Justice of Peru in 2006[1] when she became a member of Alan García's first cabinet. The next Minister of Justice was Rosario Fernández who took over the role in 2008.

On January 3, 2008 Zavala Valladares became Peru's Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), replacing Antero Florez-Araoz.[1] She served until 2010.[2]

In 2010 Zavala was serving as part of a Truth Commission to investigate the fall of power of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras.[3]


  1. ^ a b Maria Zavala designate representative to the OAS, El Comercio, January 2008, accessed February 2013
  2. ^ Farewell to Ambassador María Zavala Valladares, 17 February 2013, OAS, accessed February 2013
  3. ^ Canadian diplomat confirmed as Michael Kergin..., Proceso Digital, accessed February 2013