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  • 15 July 2018

    US-China dispute pulls rug from beneath copper prices

    International copper prices, on which the Peruvian economy is hugely dependent, have taken a dive in the last two weeks, following the outbreak of ‘trade wars’ between the United States and China. According to one source, the dispute could cost Peru as much as US$2 billion this year and next.

  • 15 July 2018

    UN Human Rights Commissioner lists necessary reforms

    Following the adoption by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) of the Peruvian outcome document from last Universal Periodic Review at its 37th session, the High Commissioner for Human Rights has sent a letter to the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, congratulating the government on its constructive engagement with the UPR review. However, he drew attention to key areas that he considers need special attention.

     

  • 08 July 2018

    Formal launch of the 'Responsible Mining Index'

    The 'Responsible Mining index', an initiative sponsored by the Netherlands government. had Its formal public launch on 4 July at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague. The speaker from 'the producing countries' was a Peruvian, Ricardo Labo Fossa, former Deputy Minister of Mining in Peru. The index covers thirty of the largest mining companies using six performance criteria.

  • 08 July 2018

    Modern technology helps the environmental battle

    The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is reporting successful use by Peruvian Amazonian communities of an app they have developed. Their 'ForestLink' system can be used by remote communities to send alerts and evidence of threats, including illegal mining and oil spills, to the authorities even from areas where there is no mobile or internet connection.

ANALYSIS

  • . 15 July 2018

    Criminalisation of social protest: the Aduviri case

    An important case is due to come before the Peruvian Supreme Court shortly, with implications both for the protection of the right to protest and respect for indigenous rights to prior consultation.

  • . 15 July 2018

    Phone taps reveal new judicial corruption; Vizcarra announces overhaul

    It was a week that rocked the Peruvian judiciary. It began with the publication of the texts of numerous phone tapping operations that compromised senior members of the judiciary. It ended with President Vizcarra sacking the justice minister, Salvador Heresi, and detailing the members of a high-level commission to reform the workings of the judicial branch.

  • . 8 July 2018

    Who controls the Constitutional Tribunal?

    Those who control the body charged with deciding on whether laws are constitutional or not occupy a key role in any political system. In Peru, it is the role of the Constitutional Tribunal and it will have to judge whether the so-called Ley Mulder (‘Gagging Law’) accords (or not) with stipulations in the 1993 Constitution about guarantees on press freedom.

  • . 8 July 2018

    Fujimorista tactics in Congress become evident

    In the past year Keiko Fujimori’s popularity has fallen by 20% and her party is doing all it can to regain it. But this in undermined by the lack of popularity of their members of congress, many of them involved in corruption scandals.

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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