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  • 22 January 2018

    Las Bambas communities enunciate demands

    Following hard on the heels of the general declaration of a state of emergency throughout the mining corridor on 11 January a delegation from the district of Challhuahuacho, in Cotabambas (Apurímac), arrived in Lima. The huge MMG copper mine Las Bambas is located in this district.

  • 22 January 2018

    The PEP and CIDSE draw attention to human rights situation

    On the eve of the Pope’s visit to Peru, the Plataforma Europa Perú (PEP) and CIDSE, the international alliance of Catholic development agencies, published a statement expressing their deep concern over the human rights situation in Peru. The pronouncement was highly critical of the pardon granted to former president Alberto Fujimori.

  • 22 January 2018

    Trade Justice Movement urges full transparency in negotiations post-Brexit

    The Trade Justice Movement (TJM), a coalition of nearly 70 civil society organisations interested in fair trade and sustainable development, has submitted written evidence calling on the UK parliament’s Trade Bill Committee to amend the Trade Bill as it currently stands, in order to include a framework for scrutiny and accountability ahead of the UK’s trade negotiations post-Brexit.

  • 13 January 2018

    Coordinadora awards annual HR prize to indigenous federations

    In a ceremony in December, the Coordinadora, which brings together 82 human rights organisations, awarded the 2017 national human rights prize to four indigenous federations that represent around 100 communities in the Amazon region.

ANALYSIS

  • . 22 January 2018

    Mapping the 'climate of conflict' as the new year gets under way

    Following the introduction of a general state of emergency throughout the 'mining corridor' in southern Peru, José De Echave, former vice-minister of the environment, has produced a trenchant analysis of the “climate of conflict” as he calls it.

  • . 22 January 2018

    The papal visit: a moral agenda

    Pope Francis’s visit to Peru provided welcome political relief to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski with the media switching attention from the crisis surrounding former president Fujimori’s pardon to covering every aspect of the pontiff’s three-day visit. However, the visit also served to highlight some uncomfortable truths, especially those concerned with the protection of the environment and indigenous peoples at the mercy of extractive-led development. And the Pope did not shy away from the issue of corruption.

  • . 22 January 2018

    Date proffered for Barata to give evidence

    It seems probable that 27-28 February will be the dates on which Jorge Barata, Odebrecht’s man in Lima and the person responsible for distributing his company’s largesse in return for contracts, will provide more precise information on who was paid how much, when and in what circumstances.

  • . 13 January 2018

    The meaning of reconciliation

    When President Kuczynski announced, two weeks ago, that the new cabinet would be a cabinet of ‘reconciliation’, it invited the question of reconciliation with what or whom. For many observers it meant the reconciliation between his government and the Fujimorista opposition. But the cabinet, as announced, gives no hint of any reconciliation here.

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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