Articles

  • Rising violence and corruption as Peru confirmed world’s number one coca producer

    30 November -1

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

  • Something rotten in the state of Peru?

    30 November -1

    As former president Alan García awaits the outcome of a commission investigating corruption, questions are being asked over the judiciary's capacity to tackle abuses.

     

  • Culture wars in Congress

    30 November -1

    Congress has been the epicentre for discussion of two important issues in the last couple of weeks both related to gender in Peru. One was the passing of the law against public harassment (ley de acoso cajellero) and the other the shelving of a bill for civil union between same-sex couples (unión civil).

  • Sibling warfare

    27/1/2018

    The battle for control of the Fujimori legacy is in full swing. It takes the form of whether or not Kenji Fujimori is expelled from Fuerza Popular (FP) by his sister whether there is some sort of truce or reconciliation between the two siblings that avoids a definitive party split. The outcome will have significance for whether President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski can hobble along for the time being without being ousted.

  • New extractives index

    30 November -1

     Supported by the Netherlands government, the Responsible Mining Foundation has come up with a new index which helps us compare corporate performance in this sector https://responsiblemining.org

  • 30 November -1

    In order to disguise the identities of recipients of illicit transfers to politicians and officials, Odebrecht used pseudonyms in the transactions of the now infamous ‘Caja 2’. Who the pseudonyms referred to has been a matter of guesswork up to now, but senior Odebrecht officials have in recent weeks suggested some of their true identities, to the obvious embarrassment (if not worse) of those to whom they relate.

  • The Leticia Pact: a fresh start or just more empty rhetoric?

    30 November -1

    Earlier this month, the presidents of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador, along with representatives from Brazil and Guyana (but not Venezuela) met in Leticia to discuss ways of reining in deforestation in the Amazon. Whether their words translate into action remains to be seen.

  • 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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