LATEST NEWS

  • 15 April 2019

    Kuczynski under arrest

    Former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-18) was taken into custody on 10 April. This was a preliminary move, for ten days, in order to continue the investigation on possible wrong-doing linked to the mega-case of bribes given by the troubled Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

  • 15 April 2019

    Sodalicio defamation case prompts legal storm

    On 9 April, in a court in Piura, Judge Judith Cueva Calle found journalist Pedro Salinas guilty of defamation charges for the publication of an article he wrote about the Archbishop of Piura, José Antonio Eguren.

  • 15 April 2019

    Two dead, several injured in clashes in Puno

    Interior Minister Carlos Morán has been asked to appear before Congress on 15 April to clarify events in San Gabán, Puno, last week in which two farmers were killed and several wounded.

  • 15 April 2019

    Rights of communities to bring legal challenges in UK courts

    Over the years the PSG has noted cases where problems in the Peruvian mining industry associated with relations with communities have finished up in the UK courts. The UK Supreme Court has just issued its decision on the admissibility of bringing an action in the UK courts by Zambian villagers

ANALYSIS

  • . 15 April 2019

    Political reforms presented to Congress

    On 10 April, the executive branch submitted a series of reforms to Congress for its approval. The reforms corresponded roughly to the recommendations made by the commission led by Fernando Tuesta, submitted to the government three weeks earlier. The main change was dropping the suggestion of a return to a bicameral system of government.

  • . 15 April 2019

    Progress achieved at Las Bambas

    Efforts by the Catholic Church to bring the different sides together (which was about to happen as we went to press last week) led to ten hours of negotiations in Lima. Gregorio Rojas, leader of the Fuerabambas community, Prime Minister Salvador del Solar and leading figures from MMG all took part.

  • . 15 April 2019

    Land grab threatens Ashaninka forest reserve

    Procrastination by the Ministry of Agriculture in Cuzco has given rise to a new instance of land grabbing in the Apurímac valley. Delays in processing the Shimashirincani’s application for a land title has led to a cooperative of cacao producers from Satipo invading community lands, infiltrating the land reserve of the Ashaninka peoples.

  • 08 April 2019

    Consulta previa, poor observance slated

    Last week we highlighted the efforts being made in Puno to ensure that the principle of consulta previa (free, prior and informed consultation) with indigenous communities is respected, and how some judicial decisions seem to be moving towards its acceptance as a legal norm. This week, DAR (Derechos, Ambiente, Recursos Naturales) has issued a statement calling for the full application of consulta previa in all cases of extractive development.

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: 2017/2018

    The PSG's annual report for 2017/2018 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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