Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro
Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, from Brazil, since 2011, is Chairman of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria and member of the Brazilian Truth Commission established in 2012. From 2003 to 2008 he was independent expert of the UN-Secretary-General to prepare the World Report on Violence against Children (2006). Pinheiro from 2003 to 2010 was commissioner at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In Brazil, he was minister of the Secretariat of State for Human Rights under President Fernando Henrique Cardoso. He is an adjunct professor of international studies at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.