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  • 14 October 2018

    Congress roiled

    No sooner than Keiko Fujimori’s detention was announced, the Fujimorista-dominated Congress voted to halt constitutional accusations directed against Congressman Héctor Becerril and Chief Public Prosecutor Chávarry.

  • 14 October 2018

    'Gagging Law' declared unconstitutional

    By a margin of six to one, the Constitutional Tribunal last week declared the so-called ‘Gagging Law’ (La Ley Mordaza) unconstitutional.

  • 14 October 2018

    Keiko detained

    On 10 October, Keiko Fujimori went to the prosecutor’s office to give evidence in the case now known as the ‘cocktail parties’, supposed fund-raising events for the 2011 elections. She had failed to show up on three previous occasions, and this time she was surprised by a judicial order detaining her for up to ten days with immediate effect.

  • 14 October 2018

    Peru sixth in multi-dimensional poverty ranking

    Despite an estimated growth rate this year of around 4%, Peru lags in the ranking of countries in Latin America that suffer from multidimensional poverty. It comes after Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Bolivia.

ANALYSIS

  • . 14 October 2018

    Regional/municipal elections reaffirm party weakness

    The victory of Jorge Muñoz, the Acción Popular candidate in the elections for the mayor of Lima, has been seen by some as evidence of a return to support for Peru’s traditional parties. Such a judgement seems, at the very least, premature.

  • . 14 October 2018

    The Bolsonaro effect

    The virtual victory of Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential elections on 7 October has sent shockwaves around the world, including Peru. How much relevance is there here for Peru? Although this looks fertile terrain for the sort of Bolsonaro-style movements to gain sway, there are various reasons why this does not appear to be an immediate threat.

  • . 14 October 2018

    Report examines human rights (non)observance by Chinese firms

    As part of its regular cycle of appraisals of human rights observance, the UN's Human Rights Council will in November review China's performance as an international actor. The provision for civil society to submit reports has been taken up by a 'collective' of Latin American NGOs, reporting on 18 projects.

  • . 6 October 2018

    Referendum deadline met, but wording changed

    Congress complied with the deadline set by the executive and ratified by Daniel Salaverry, the president of the legislature, of 4 October. In the early hours of the fourth, a vote was passed agreeing to the introduction of no re-election of members of Congress.

Featured Notices

  • 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 coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk to register.

    A detailed programme will be distributed soon.

  • 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

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  • 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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