• 11 August 2018

    Vizcarra takes his referendum proposals to Congress

    President Vizcarra, with the proposals for referendums under his arm, walked from the Palace to Congress on 9 August personally to hand these on to the legislature. He asked the president of Congress, Fujimorista Daniel Salaverry, to debate them expeditiously so as to hold the referendum before the end of the year.

  • 11 August 2018

    Wampis question 'company' delegation

    A threatening instance of poor practice appears to be occurring in Loreto. Representatives of the Wampi nation are complaining vigorously that the oil company Geopark has been working in two of their communities, Arutam and Mayauriaga, to create a commission that purports to be the voice of the communities.

  • 05 August 2018

    Las Bambas communities demand proper land-use planning

    Looking forward to the October provincial elections, a conference was held in Cotabambas (Apurímac) on 21 July entitled 'Elections, the Challenges of Sustainable and Integrated Development, and the Struggle against Corruption'.

  • 05 August 2018


    In the recent PSG article ‘Conflict at Coroccohuayco: accounting for history in EIAs’ the Oxfam ombudsman involved at Tintaya was Ingrid MacDonald, not Ingrid Birkett. Ms MacDonald was Oxfam mining ombudsman from 2001 to 2005.


  • . 11 August 2018

    EU Commissioner pens terse letter to Peru on implementing sustainable development accords

    The Plataforma Europa Perú (PEP), of which the Peru Support Group is an active member, last week issued the text of a note in which it welcomed the response of the EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, to the Peruvian government over implementation of agreements on sustainable development. The commissioner’s letter is dated 30 July.

  • . 11 August 2018

    Judicial reform runs into resistance

    On 10 August, the permanent commission in Congress in charge of deciding the timetable for the sub-committee of constitutional accusations to investigate wrong doing by Judge César Hinostroza and other CNM members was unable to meet for the lack of a quorum. Only nine of its 30 members turned up.

  • . 11 August 2018

    'Best practice' and poor practice

    There are many important dimensions to 'best practice' when a mining company is trying to negotiate its way into a community where it will need to work for a number of years. Two of the most crucial concern the environmental impact assessments (EIAs), and the existence of diverse and possibly conflicting interests among the people who live in places surrounding the mine.The prior study of environmental impacts lies at the heart of the first of these.

  • . 5 August 2018

    Vizcarra taken to task for failure to respond to community concerns

    President Martín Vizcarra has been taken to task for mentioning virtually nothing, in his Independence Day speech, about defending the rights of communities threatened by extractive industries.

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  • 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)


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  • 14 June 2013

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    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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