• 22 April 2018

    PEP appeal to new government

    The Plataforma Europa Peru (PEP) has issued an urgent appeal to the new Vizcarra government, urging it to adopt an active policy for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). It suggests adherence to the guidelines set out by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and other international organisations.

  • 22 April 2018

    Government to outline policy priorities

    The fledgling government of Martín Vizcarra will, on May 2, present an outline of its policies to Congress in the hope that the legislature will provide it with a vote of approval. To that end, Prime Minister César Villanueva has been holding meetings with the main party blocs in Congress over the past few days.

  • 22 April 2018

    Shipibo leader assassinated

    Olivia Arévalo Lomas, a cultural leader of the Shipibo ethnic group, was gunned down in her home near Yarinacocha (Ucayali) on April 19. Her death resulted in statements of condemnation in Congress and by the Omudsman’s Office (Defensoría del Pueblo).

  • 15 April 2018

    Environmental management: a new specialist court in Madre de Dios

    A significant event as regards environmental management took place on 1 April: the launch of the first specialised environmental court in Peru, in Puerto Maldonado.


  • 22 April 2018

    New extractives index

     Supported by the Netherlands government, the Responsible Mining Foundation has come up with a new index which helps us compare corporate performance in this sector

  • 22 April 2018

    Defensoría figures show upturn in conflicts

    Figures published by the Peruvian Ombudsman’s Office (Defensoría del Pueblo) show a sustained increase in the number of conflicts registered over the last six months. At the end of March, these totalled 188, compared with 168 last September.


  • . 15 April 2018

    The hemispheric summit and the 'crusade' against business corruption

    Peru this weekend played host to the eighth hemispheric summit, a gathering of government leaders from across the region. According to its official title, the summit was supposed to focus on improving governance and reducing corruption. With many of the regions leaders accused of corruption it was arguable that there would be no shortage of experience to inform the debate in these areas. But the extent to which the heads of government could be relied upon to promote clean government was very much open to question.

  • . 15 April 2018

    Mining tensions

    The new government in Peru has its hands full on many fronts in the mining sector. Several major projects face serious issues.

Featured Notices

  • 16 September 2017

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference, AGM and EGM

    Conference: “Criminalisation of protest in Peru'

    Guest speaker via Skype Mirtha Vásquez (Grufides, Cajamarca). Workshop panels will address the current political situation in Peru, human rights defenders and their predicament, women activists and development, land grabs and land rights in Amazonia and the future of education reforms

    AGM: Annual Report, election of officers
    EGM: Proposal to apply again to be a charity.

    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL, 29-31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU
    14 October 2017
    Registration starts 10.30am (not 10am as previously stated)


  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2016/2017

    The PSG's annual report for 2016/2017 is now available. Thanks to all our members for their continued support throughout the year. See what your subscriptions have helped to fund by clicking on the link below.

  • 08 May 2013

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  • 14 June 2013

    Membership discount

    A 10% discount is now available on annual membership fees for all supporters who pay by standing order. For further details of the benefits of membership and information on how to join please click on the link below.

  • PSG Aims

    The Peru Support Group exists to promote social inclusion, sustainable development and the observance of human rights in Peru. To that end the PSG highlights shortcomings in observance of established norms, whether international or local in nature, in its research, advocacy and publications. In so doing, it underscores the relationships that exist within the political system, how institutions work, and the effectiveness of policies that aim to reduce poverty and inequality within the context of sustainable development.

  • Historical Overview

    Over the past century Peru has suffered a series of autocratic governments and a civil war in which nearly 70,000 people died. Many of the country's ongoing political and social problems are a legacy of its somewhat turbulent past. 

  • Human Rights

    Human rights violations were widespread during the twenty years after the initiation of armed conflict in 1980. Efforts to convict perpetrators since the war's end have made only limited progress. Today, concerns remain over the treatment of those engaged in social protest, particularly against strategically important investment projects.

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