Patricia Tappatá Valdez is a human rights advocate who is currently a member of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela. She was recently a member of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts for Bolivia created by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Government of Bolivia. Before this she was the Director of the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 1992 to 1993, she was the Director of the United Nations Truth Commission for El Salvador and headed the Human Rights Department of the National Conference of Bishops of Peru. Since 2010, she has also been a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Buenos Aires. Furthermore, she is one of the founding members of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and currently serves on its Advisory Committee. Until 2012 she was on the board of the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales in Argentina. She was also a member of the Management Council of Memorial Park and Monuments to the Victims of State Terrorism and served on the board of trustees of the Institute for Democracy in South Africa. She holds a degree from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and completed her postgraduate studies at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Buenos Aires.
Tappatá Valdez was an event speaker at the Dialogue.