Fiorella Melzi, is a lawyer of Peruvian and American nationality, specialist in human rights. She currently works as coordinator of the Monitoring Area 1 of the IACHR, which includes the affairs of Mexico and Central America, as well as the Rapporteurship on Human Rights Defenders and Justice Operators, the Rapporteurship on Memory, Truth and Justice and the Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Elderly. She also coordinates the Special Monitoring Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI). She has worked in the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR since August 2006. She has held various positions in the Executive Secretariat. In Peru, she worked as a consultant at the Peruvian Ombudsman's Office (2006), at the United Nations Population Fund in Peru (2002-2004), and for civil society organizations. Fiorella is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Lima, Peru. She received an LLM from the University of Toronto, Canada.