• 23 September 2018

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    The state of human rights in Peru15 December 2018

    UCL Global Governance Institute, 29 – 31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

  • 23 September 2018

    Judges assess legality of Alberto Fujimori's pardon

    On 21 September, a hearing was held to determine the legality of the pardon given to former president Alberto Fujimori on Christmas Eve 2017. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica had determined that the Peruvian judiciary should evaluate the process; the victims’ family members had asked for the pardon to be declared null because it contravened the human rights convention.

  • 23 September 2018

    Chavarry fights back

    The chief public prosecutor, Pedro Gonzalo Chávarry, has no intention of withdrawing from the post to which he was controversially elected last month, and says that the move by Congressman Juan Shaput to have him removed has no legal standing.

  • 23 September 2018

    Lower copper prices take their toll

    The falling price of minerals (principally copper) on world markets is forcing the Central Bank (BCRP) to recalculate downwards its expectations for the trade balance and for next year’s growth rate.


  • . 23 September 2018

    Call for vote of confidence energises Congress

    President Martín Vizcarra’s call on 16 September for a vote of confidence has brought a flurry of activity. His ultimatum, which could have resulted in the closure of Congress and new elections, sparked an immediate response. Of the four proposals to be submitted to a referendum, the one on the reform of the judiciary has now been approved.

  • . 23 September 2018

    Seminar opens up debate on extractive industries and socio-environmental conflict

    A welcome initiative by the Defensoría was to hold a seminar on 17 September in Lima that brought together some important voices, though others were notably absent. Here we report on the first panel; next week we will cover the second.

  • . 16 September 2018

    Train crash: what the constitution says

    As institutional frictions between the executive power (led by President Martín Vizcarra) and the legislature (dominated by the Fujimorista Fuerza Popular) become weekly more bitter, it might be worthwhile to remind ourselves of what the constitution says.

  • . 16 September 2018

    Peru likely to suffer from US trade and monetary policy

    Peru is not seen by international markets as one of the countries most exposed to the possible contagion effects of the solvency problems afflicting Turkey and Argentina, but its economy is likely to be affected by the US Trump administration’s trade and finance policies.

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  • 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 to register.

    A detailed programme will be distributed soon.

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  • 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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