PSG Sponsors

31 January 2009

Harold Pinter - Statement of Condolence
The Peru Support Group would like to express our condolences to the family of Nobel Prize-winning playwright and PSG sponsor Harold Pinter. It was with great sadness that we learned of his death over the Christmas period. Harold Pinter had strong interests and involvement in the political destinies of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean for many decades.

Rosemary Thorp - Congratulations
Congratulations to Peru Support Group sponsor (and keynote speaker at the PSG's Annual Conference 2008) Rosemary Thorp for being awarded a CBE for services to Education and International Development in the 2009 New Year's Honours List. Rosemary is Reader Emeritus in the Economics of Latin America and Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford; she was Director of Queen Elizabeth House, the University's Department of International Development, in 2003-2004.

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  • 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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