General Director of the National Institute of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences. He is a Doctor and surgeon of the National University of Colombia with a specialization in forensic anthropology at the same university and a diploma in forensic genetics. Carlos Eduardo Valdés has experience as a researcher in the field of forensic science, applied to the management of technical and scientific practices in the scene of the crime, especially in investigations of behaviors related to human rights and International humanitarian law violations.
He is a professor of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He has been a professor in Universidad Católica de Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad Manuela Beltrán, Universidad Libre, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca and School of Officers of the National Police of Colombia. He is an external consultant in forensic issues for programs of the American Embassy in Colombia and Ecuador.
He has been a public official at the Attorney General’s Office for thirteen years of which he has been Chief of the Criminal Investigation Division for seven years. Currently he coordinates the Human Rights Unit of the National Directorate of Special Investigations of the Prosecutor General’s Office.