• 19 August 2017

    UN Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights speaks out

    In an interview, to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz highlighted the advances made in protecting the livelihoods of indigenous peoples in recent years. But she was under no illusions of the difficulties they face, and indeed some of the backsliding she has noticed in respect for indigenous rights.

  • 19 August 2017

    Las Bambas: one step forward, two steps back?

    On 16 August after six months of work, an agreement emerged from the Dialogue Table reconvened in February to attempt to resolve the issues between the government, the local communities and the mining corporation MMG, which is developing the huge Las Bambas copper mine. But just as some progress was being made, the government has resorted to declaring a state of emergency in the region, prompting new tensions.

  • 19 August 2017

    Successes identified in curbing deforestation

    Success arising from civil society pressure in curbing deforestation is the surprising but welcome finding of recent work done by MAAP (Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project). A report in Mongabay Latam highlights five instances in Peru where deforestation has been halted, at least for now.

  • 05 August 2017

    National mineworkers' strike mediated

    The member unions of the National Federation of Mining Workers initiated their long-heralded national strike on 19 July. After three days, the labour minister and the Federation agreed on a special commission to analyse the unions’ concerns. Miners have accordingly returned to work.


  • . 19 August 2017

    Teachers' strike enters its third month

    Two months after the teachers’ strike began, there are few signs of any settlement; rather increasing distance between the teachers’ union, SUTEP, and an embattled government. President Kuczynski made a televised speech to the nation on 16 August in which he berated the union and its leaders, accusing them of ties with Sendero Luminoso. An Ipsos poll, published the previous weekend, showed that more than half of those who responded sympathised with the teachers’ demands for better pay and working conditions.

  • . 19 August 2017

    UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights takes Peru to task

    The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights visited Peru between 10-19 July to monitor implementation of the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights. Soon after the visit, the group published its initial assessment in a public statement. The final document, which will include a series of recommendations, is due to be released during the 38th UN Human Rights Council session in June 2018.

  • . 5 August 2017

    The Humalas' imprisonment: a case of double standards?

    On 4 August, the appeal judge reviewing the case of the imprisonment of former president Ollanta Humala and first lady Nadine Heredia rejected the appeal lodged by the Humalas’ lawyers. They will remain in prison.

  • . 5 August 2017

    Indigenous organisations struggle to get their voices heard on remediation

    The indigenous federations representing the communities of various river basins in Loreto are doing their utmost to get community voices heard, given 45 years of trampled rights, with land titles blocked, protest criminalised, communities divided

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    “Human Rights and Development under PPK”
    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL
    5 November 2016
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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. 

  • 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.

  • Climate Change

    Two important reports on the impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC ) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios and the Stern Review, place Peru as one of the countries that will be most affected by the effects of climate change.

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