PSG work on extractives

17 November 2018

The Peru Support Group is submitting a short report on extractives, their effects on development, and their impact on human rights to the UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee. The Committee is looking at a range of policies towards Latin America post-Brexit, including human rights, and is seeking recommendations. We will publish a link to the report once it is officially received by the committee.

We will also be presenting a draft version of our report on instances of relatively successful dialogue processes in Peru at a workshop scheduled for 7 December. This will take place at the Catholic University’s Human Rights Institute (IDEHPUC) in Lima.

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    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.

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