Pablo Saavedra is the executive secretary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, a position he has held since 2004. He is also a faculty member at American University’s Washington College of Law.

Saavedra was a lawyer at the National Corporation for the Reparation and Reconciliation of Chile, where he investigated human rights violations that occurred between 1973 and 1990. He also worked as a lawyer for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for four years and was appointed deputy secretary of the Inter-American Court in 2001.

A native of Chile, Saavedra earned his law degree from the University Diego Portales in Santiago and an LLM in international human rights law from Notre Dame Law School, a joint program of the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights..