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  • 22 September 2019

    PERUMIN 34 meets in Arequipa

    The week of 16 September has been given over in Arequipa to PERUMIN 34 - a massive gathering 16-20 September of business and state, with 60,000 expected to attend to visit exhibitions and the numerous presentations. The title of the event is 'Mining, Science, Innovation, Technology and Education'.

  • 22 September 2019

    Peruvian testimony on human rights and corporations in the extractives sector

    The United Nations has been sponsoring annual regional events on the issue of Business and Human Rights. The most recent, the fourth such event, occurred in CEPAL in Santiago earlier this month (3-4 September).

  • 16 September 2019

    Indigenous human rights defenders under attack in Huanuco

    On 9 September, Ashaninka leader Polico Díaz Sambache was reportedly attacked and kidnapped en route to meet a delegation headed by the Ministry of Agriculture. The delegation had travelled to the area for the purpose of continuing the process of legal community recognition. Díaz Sambache is the vice-president of the Community Nueva Austria in Huánuco region, and has been representing his community in the quest for legal recognition.

  • 16 September 2019

    Nuevo Peru outlines mining policy

    With an eye to the current discussion over a new mining law and this week’s mining conference in Arequipa, Nuevo Perú has produced a document outlining its policy with respect to this sector. The left’s presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, Veronika Mendoza, spoke about priorities in an interview in La República last week. 

ANALYSIS

  • . 22 September 2019

    Health Impacts of Oil Spill to be Addressed

    In recent years in the Peruvian Amazon there have been frequent cycles of oil spills involving mutual accusations between oil companies and indigenous over who is responsible, poorly executed clean-ups, protests and negotiations, promises by the state and the oil companies to investigate and remedy the health and environmental impacts, and inconclusive outcomes with renewed mutual accusations and protests.

  • . 22 September 2019

    Conflict over the control of the Constitutional Tribunal

    On Monday 30 September 2019 Congress will vote to decide on the appointment of new members to the Constitutional Tribunal. This has become the latest contested space for Fujimoristas and their enemies.

  • . 22 September 2019

    Fair trade mining bucks the trend

    Gold mining has a very poor reputation in Peru whether it is on the grand scale or on the relatively small scale. Its environmental footprint is generally highly negative, as is its social impact both on the communities living around and the workers employed in extraction.

  • 16 September 2019

    Nuevo Peru outlines mining policy

    With an eye to the current discussion over a new mining law and this week’s mining conference in Arequipa, Nuevo Perú has produced a document outlining its policy with respect to this sector. The left’s presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, Veronika Mendoza, spoke about priorities in an interview in La República last week.

Featured Notices

  • 23 September 2018

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    The state of human rights in Peru
    15 December 2018
    UCL Global Governance Institute, 29 – 31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

    Registration and coffee start at 10:00. Conference to start at 10:30

    Members and Concessions £10, non-members £15

    Please register your attendance by 1st December emailing coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk to register.

    A detailed programme will be distributed soon.

  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2017/2018

    The PSG's annual report for 2017/2018 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

    Shop online and raise money for the PSG

    Register here to earn money for the PSG every time you make a purchase at Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, WHSmith and thousands of other retailers. Up to 15 percent of the item price will be donated to us and all at no extra cost to you!

     

  • 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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