Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

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Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro.

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro (born 8 January 1944)[1] is a Brazilian legal scholar with relevant work within the United Nations System.[2]

Pinheiro was born in Rio de Janeiro. Within the United Nations System, he served as the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. In 2011, he was appointed Chairman of the International Commission of Inquiry for Syria.[2]

He also served as United Nations Special Rapporteur for Burundi from 1995 to 1999,[1] and was a member of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.[3] In 2003, Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Pinheiro as an independent expert, with the rank of Assistant Secretary-General, to prepare an in-depth study into the global phenomenon of violence against children,[3] which was presented to the General Assembly in 2006.[4]

Pinheiro is one of the seven commissioners of the Organization of American States's Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, for the 2004-2011 period,[5] with special responsibility for the rights of children[6] Domestically, he served as federal Secretary of State for Human Rights under President Fernando Henrique Cardoso.[3]

Pinheiro has a long career in academia, having held academic positions at the University of São Paulo, among others.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro - Membros da ONMC
  2. ^ a b c "Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro - CNV - Comissão Nacional da Verdade". Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  3. ^ a b c d "Allgemeine Studien zur Gewalt gegen Kinder". Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ "Allgemeine Studien zur Gewalt gegen Kinder". Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  5. ^ OAS (2009-08-01). "OAS - Organization of American States: Democracy for peace, security, and development". Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  6. ^ "Press Release 8/05". Retrieved 2019-07-30.