Peru Support Group

An independent NGO that works to defend human rights, promote social inclusion and strengthen democracy

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We draw attention to poverty and human rights issues in Peru by providing timely news and analysis to an international network of policymakers, researchers and civil society groups.

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Peru is a country of abundant natural resources and rich culture. Despite this, over half of the population live in poverty. Social discrimination and inequality are widespread.

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Constitutional Tribunal ratifies dissolution

In a landmark case, Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal (TC) ruled, on 14 January, that the dissolution of Congress (enacted on 30 September) was fully in accordance with the constitution. The ruling averts a situation in which President Martín Vizcarra would have found...

Legislative elections: the big don’t know

With just a week to go to the new elections to Congress, the majority of voters remain firmly in the ‘don’t know’ column of the opinion polls. This makes it practically impossible to hazard intelligent guesses as to what the eventual outcome might be. Many voters are...

Minem pushes bespoke agreement with communities at Cerro Lindo

A possible agreement between a Brazilian mining company and local communities in Ica affected by a planned mining project is worth watching. The company is Nexa Resources and it is looking to develop the underground mine of Cerro Lindo in Ica, producing zinc, copper...

The battle for an honest judiciary: a mixed bag chosen for JNJ

On 6 January, five of the seven members of the newly created National Judicial Board (Junta Nacional Judicial, JNJ) were formally sworn in to take up their functions, following their election on 30 December. The other two were suspended following allegations of links...

TC member in charge of dissolution case makes his views known

As we went to press the Constitutional Tribunal (TC) had yet to rule on the case brought by the former president of Congress, Pedro Olaechea, to declare President Martín Vizcarra’s dissolution of Congress on 30 September unconstitutional. However, Carlos Ramos, the TC...

Amazon Hidrovia project hits new turbulence

On 19 December, the Cohidro consortium of Sinohydro and CASA withdrew its Environmental Impact Assessment on the grounds that it was unable to respond in time to the environmental evaluation agency SENACE’s requests for scientific and technical studies listed in the...

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