• 28 June 2015

    Martha Chavez decries IACHR

    Martha Chávez, congresswoman for Fuerza Popular (FP) and one of the most resolute and outspoken defenders of Alberto Fujimori and his regime, has attacked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its new commissioner Francisco Eguiguren, the former Peruvian minister of justice.

  • 28 June 2015

    Bishops suggest new rules on extractives to IACHR

    Three bishops representing the Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM) have met with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with proposals of how to protect vulnerable populations from the activities of extractive industries

  • 28 June 2015

    Institutionalised corruption in the region?

    The ongoing Odebrecht scandal in Brazil threatens to drag through the mud more than one Peruvian government and many in the business elite.

  • 24 June 2015

    APCI refuses a repeal of measure against NGOs

    Following on from the attempt by APCI to beef up its supervision powers with respect to NGOs in Peru, a meeting was held on 16 June in which representatives from the Asociación Nacional de Centros and the Coordinadora de Entidades Extranjeras de Cooperación Internacional (COECCI) requested that APCI repeal this new directive.


  • . 28 June 2015

    On TPP and Fast Track

    The granting of ‘fast-track’ authorisation by the US Congress for the Obama administration to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) marks a new stage in the attempts by the United States to erect a multilateral trade and investment framework that favours US interests.

  • . 28 June 2015

    Evo and Ollanta meet in Puno

    The meeting on the Isla Esteves in Lake Titicaca between Presidents Ollanta Humala and Evo Morales, along with their respective cabinets, helped resuscitate the frayed relationship between Peru and Bolivia.

  • . 28 June 2015

    Rising informal gold output highlights the 'cosmetic' solution

    The first four months of the year have seen a sharp rise in informal gold production in Madre de Dios.

  • . 24 June 2015

    Congress agrees to special legislative rights

    Following weeks of prevarication, the Peruvian Congress finally agreed on 18 June to giving the executive branch special faculties to legislate on matters concerning the economy and public security

Featured Notices

  • 30 June 2015

    Invitation to meeting 'Defending Human Rights in Peru'

    Tuesday 7 July, 11.15am - 1.00pm
    Committee Room 2A, House of Lords, Westminster


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  • 14 June 2013

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  • 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. 

  • Society and Conflict

    Peru’s indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict.

  • PSG MineWatch

    There are numerous social conflicts related to extractive concessions operated by British firms in Peru. This PSG database shows which firms and which projects have proved the most contentious this month.

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