Articles

  • Media ownership and democracy in Peru

    27 OCTOBER 2013

    When does concentration of media ownership become a threat to press freedom and thus to democracy? Peru may be in the process of finding out the answer to this question.

  • Human rights and justice in Peru: event summary

    25 OCTOBER 2013

    What has a decade of post-conflict justice achieved? What is the current state and trajectory of human rights in Peru? The Peru Support Group's annual conference 2013 explored these questions.

  • Campaign update

    30 SEPTEMBER 2013

    Read an update on our campaigning for sustainable development and human rights - especially those of Peru's most marginalised communities.

  • Peru confirmed world's number one coca producer

    25 SEPTEMBER 2013

    New UN figures that show Peru produces more coca than Colombia have fuelled concerns about risks to human rights from increased drug-related violence, and political and judicial corruption.

  • Ten years of truth and reconciliation: an assessment

    23 AUGUST 2013

    On the tenth anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report, Natalia Sobrevilla Perea from the University of Kent explores the impact of its recommendations.

  • Events & outreach volunteer

    23 AUGUST 2013

    We're looking for a part-time volunteer to help organise our conference and other events, and build links with local groups, from September to November.

  • The end of the road for the Shining Path?

    15 AUGUST 2013

    Two top commanders have been killed, but have the conditions that allowed Sendero to gain a footing been addressed?

  • Could Peru see a social eruption akin to the Brazilian protests?

    31 JULY 2013

    Peru’s major parties have undermined their already fragile legitimacy through a political 'carve up'. Demonstrations in Lima have been among the largest mobilisations for a century.

  • Discrimination: progress and challenges

    05 July 2013

    The Instituto Bartolomé de las Casas notes successes in education and penalties for companies that discriminate. But the criminal justice system is still failing victims of racism. 

  • Thames Path Challenge

    4 JULY 2013

    Could you help raise funds for the PSG by participating in a sponsored walk along the beautiful Thames path?

  • 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.

  • Why join the PSG?

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    • Learn about key issues of poverty, development and human rights in Peru
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