LATEST NEWS

  • 17 June 2018

    Law to exclude Guzman and Mendoza fails, for now

    Legislation under discussion in the Constitutional Commission of the Peruvian Congress designed to exclude candidates from the 2021 presidential elections suffered a setback on 13 June.

  • 17 June 2018

    Anglo sells part of its interest in Quellaveco to Mitsubishi

    Anglo American announced on 14 June that it has agreed to sell 21.9% of its share in Quellaveco in the Moquegua region for US$600 million to Mitsubishi.

  • 17 June 2018

    UK review of anti-corruption law praised

    Global Witness has welcomed the recent British government endorsement to the 2015 anti-corruption law, which had been under review. Global Witness and other civil society actors are now calling on decision-makers in the United States and the EU to take note.

  • 10 June 2018

    Gustavo Gutierrez at 90

    Gustavo Gutiérrez, the famed author of ‘A Theology of Liberation’ celebrated his 90th birthday on 8 June. Gustavo

ANALYSIS

  • . 17 June 2018

    President opposes 'gagging law'

    A piece of legislation proposed by Mauricio Mulder has been approved by Congress in spite of firm opposition from President Martín Vizcarra. This is the so-called ‘Ley de Mordaza’ (or Gagging Law).

  • . 17 June 2018

    Inter-American Court rules on Fujimori case

    The Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled on five points. The first concerns the Peruvian state, and it finds that it has not done enough to investigate and judge cases of human rights abuse

  • . 17 June 2018

    Emblematic case: Awajun community versus MEM

    On 12 June, the Lima Court of Appeal heard the case of the Awajun community of Supayaku. This is the first case in which a junior court ruled in favour of an indigenous community.

  • . 10 June 2018

    Mesas de Diálogo: can they do their important job?

    As the interest of international mining companies in investing in Peru grows once again, and conflict in the sector rises, it is worth reviewing the efficacy of the institutions handling such conflict.

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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