PERU SUPPORT GROUP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 NOV 2014

16 October 2014

PERU 2015: POLITICS, EXTRACTIVES AND HUMAN RIGHTS

1 November, UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN

11am - Registration & Coffee
11.45am – Welcome & Introduction by Baroness Coussins, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Prof Francisco Durand
12.30pm - Workshops 1 & 2
1.30-2.30pm - Empanada lunch & AGM
2:45-3.45pm - Workshops 3 & 4
4-4.30pm - Closing Session


Workshops

1. The Quality of Peruvian Democracy (John Crabtree and Natalia Sobrevilla Perea)

2. Extractives and CSR: The Case of Glencore Xstrata (Rosemary Thorp)

3. Human Rights Under the Spotlight (Tom Pegram)

4. Natural Resources, Indigenous Rights and Gender (Jelke Boesten)

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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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