Gérman Garavano is the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina. He began his legal career at the age of eighteen, working his way up in the Federal Criminal Court, and was elected Judge for the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires after a competitive examination and curricular evaluation (2003-2007).
Garavano has extensive academic research on Latin America in the field of Judicial Reform (Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama). He was Academic Coordinator and Professor in the Program for Judicial Administration and Modernization, organized by the Argentine branch of the Carolina Foundation, which took place at Carlos III University of Madrid and the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires.
He is author, co-author and editor of several articles and books on different subjects regarding the judicial system that have been published in Argentina and abroad. Garavano has been awarded several distinctions such as the Hexágono prize awarded by Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial en la Argentina (IDEA), the COPIDIS award by Comisión para la Plena Participación e Inclusión de las Personas con Discapacidad (COPIDIS), the Medal for Co-operation in Strengthening Legality by the Prosecutors General Association of Ukraine, and other recognitions from the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) and the Supreme Court of Justice of the Province of Buenos Aires.