PSG presents written evidence to Foreign Affairs Select Committee

19 January 2019

In response to the request by the UK Parliament’s Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, the PSG submitted a document outlining problems associated with extractive industries in Peru and the observance of human rights standards. As well as offering an institutional profile, the document looks at the expansion of extractives in the Andean region and in Peru specifically, its implications for development, and how this has impinged on human rights observance. The Select Committee is reviewing relations between the UK and South American countries on a variety of different themes. Access the PSG document here

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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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