APCI refuses a repeal of measure against NGOs
24 June 2015
Following on from the attempt by APCI to beef up its supervision powers with respect to NGOs in Peru, a meeting was held on 16 June in which representatives from the Asociación Nacional de Centros (which represents 70 NGOs) and the Coordinadora de Entidades Extranjeras de Cooperación Internacional (COECCI) requested that APCI repeal this new directive. ANC and COEECI claim that the measure lacks reasoned argument and technical justification and that it exceeds APCI’s legal remit. They raised the question as to why the seven NGOs currently under government supervision orders all belong to the pro-environment Red Muqui. However, APCI rules out any repeal of the new directive. ANC and COEECI are deciding what further steps to take, pending a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Relation Relations (to which ACPI is answerable in the official hierarchy).
Last week, the PSG president, Baroness Jean Coussins, added her voice to those from other international organisations in letters addressed to President Ollanta Humala and the Foreign Minister Ana María Sánchez Vargas de Ríos.