LATEST NEWS

  • 20 October 2019

    State of emergency once more in the mining corridor

    The government last week ordered in troops to open the road leading from Las Bambas in Apurímac to Matarani on the coast, once again decreeing a state of emergency in this troubled part of southern Peru. The communities' demands remain on the table with no clear plan for further mediation.

  • 20 October 2019

    Garcia aide spills the beans

    Luis Nava, Alan García’s former private secretary and one of his closest collaborators, both in his first administration (1985-90) and in his second (2006-11) has given details of how García spent the money he received from Odebrecht.

  • 20 October 2019

    Vizcarra burnishes his conservation credentials

    The 3rd Congress of Protected Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAPLAC) brought over 2,000 experts from 37 countries to Lima on October 14-17, including representatives of indigenous organisations. In his opening speech. President Martin Vizcarra called for a paradigm shift from deforestation to the protection of standing forest that would outlaw the “scourges of mining, illegal logging, narcotics, or trafficking of endangered species that destroy our natural capital”.

  • 20 October 2019

    Petroperu fined record US$25 million, while battle builds over future oil contracts

    The long-running saga over the impacts of successive oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon on the environment and indigenous communities seems to have entered a new phase. While the OEFA announced fines against the state-run oil company, its president announced significant tax and other incentives to bring in private investment.

ANALYSIS

  • . 20 October 2019

    Olaechea appointee rejected by Constitutional Tribunal

    The Constitutional Tribunal made a hugely significant decision on 17 October by refusing to acknowledge Gonzalo Ortiz de Zevallos as a member. Ortiz de Zevallos’ name had been put forward by the former president of Congress, Pedro Olaechea, to replace Eloy Espinosa-Saldaña as a member of the seven-member tribunal.

  • . 20 October 2019

    Electoral activity: who will pay?

    With legislative elections now due on 26 January and general elections a little more than a year later (with the likelihood of a second round), the question arises as to how candidates and parties will finance their political activities.

  • . 20 October 2019

    Venice Commission gives its views on dissolution

    On 14 October, the Venice Commission, a consultative body that is part of the Council of Europe, delivered its opinion on the question put to it by the president of the Peruvian Congress about the constitutionality of the attempt by the executive to bring forward the date of elections to April 2020.

  • . 13 October 2019

    IACHR details risks to indigenous peoples across Amazonia and calls for regional protection.

    Following extensive research, including questionnaires to state authorities and civil society representatives as well as its regular hearings, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) published a succinct report on 29 September entitled ‘Situation of Human Rights of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Pan Amazon Region’.

Featured Notices

  • 23 September 2018

    PSG Annual Conference - 16 November 2019

    To all our readers, members and friends: we would like to invite you to our upcoming annual conference, taking place on 16 November 2019, at the Global Governance Institute, UCL (29-31 Tavistock Square, London).

    This year we are very fortunate to count on the presence of Julia Cuadros, from Cooperacción a Peruvian human rights NGO and long-time PSG partner, and also of Virginia Pinares, a human rights defender from Cotabambas province, Apurímac region who has representated civil society at the various dialogue tables arising from the conflict over Las Bambas.

    A detailed agenda of the day will be distributed soon. We hope to see you all there, so please put it in your diary. We plan to start at 10.30am and finish by 5pm. The PSG’s AGM will be held for members during the lunch break.

    Places are limited. To ensure your place write to coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk

  • 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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