LATEST NEWS

  • 20 May 2018

    Tullow deal sparks controversy

    The Kuczynski administration’s award of five concessions to the Irish company Tullow Oil on the very day that Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned as president has sparked controversy.

  • 20 May 2018

    Indigenous women study their rights

    A small but important human rights initiative occurred on 8-9 May in Tambobamba where the first meting of the 'Escuela de Mujeres de Cotabambas' took place.

  • 20 May 2018

    Social conflict on the rise

    The Ombudsman's office (Defensoría del Pueblo) has produced its regular monthly report on social conflict in Peru. The April report records eight new instances of conflict and none resolved.

  • 13 May 2018

    Espinar community leaders face fresh proceedings

    On 8 May the Ica High Court of Justice overturned a judgement from the previous year, and opened the way to continued proceedings against three community leaders from the southern province of Espinar, Peru.

ANALYSIS

  • . 20 May 2018

    Fissures in government: PM versus MEF

    Policy disagreements are emerging at the heart of government with Prime Minister César Villanueva last week publically overruling Economy Minister David Tuesta over tax policy.

  • . 20 May 2018

    Battles over memory

    The past week has seen an escalation of the bitter disagreements over how to frame the memory of more than two decades of violent conflict (1980-2002). First came the episode where an assistant working for a Congresswoman was found to have been previously condemned for terrorism. Second, a Congressman presented a heavily edited video at the Museum of Memory (LUM) accusing one of their employees of the crime of apología.

  • . 20 May 2018

    Boris in Lima: post-Brexit diplomacy

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson briefly visited Lima on 19 May in a bid to reaffirm economic and financial relations between the UK and Peru.

  • . 13 May 2018

    The debate about increased poverty

    Carolina Trivelli, one of Peru’s best informed experts on poverty and social deprivation has written a piece which is interpreting recently published figures that show an increase in poverty levels for the first time in some 20 years.

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

    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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