PSG Annual Conference 2018

01 December 2018

15 December 2018
UCL Global Governance Institute, 29-31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

Registration and coffee start at 10:30am; conference starts at 11:00am.

Members and concessions £10, non-members £15. If possible, register your attendance in advance to

Peru, Politics and Public Participation
Joint Chairs: Tom Pegram (Global Governance Institute, UCL) and Natalia Sobrevilla (University of Kent)

11am – 11:15am Welcome – Opening Remarks
Rosemary Thorp

11:15am – 12:15pm Plenary – Current political context and its implications to human rights
John Crabtree and Natalia Sobrevilla

12:15pm – 1:00pm Presentation – Human Rights concerns in the Amazonia
Conrad Feather – Forest Peoples Programme

1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch and AGM

2:00pm – 2:45pm Presentation – Feedback from Lima Workshop on company-community relations: Good dialogue ideas
John Crabtree, Rosemary Thorp, and Ana Reyes-Hurt

2:45pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm Presentation – How the Peruvian judiciary system works
Gustavo Zambrano – IDEH-PUCP (Skype)

4:00pm – 4:30pm Conclusions and Finish

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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.

  • Why join the PSG?

    • Keep up to date with latest news and developments in Peru
    • Learn about key issues of poverty, development and human rights in Peru
    • Support the work of the Peru Support Group

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