NEWS

  • Fujimori to remain in jail

    26 November 2014

    Peru’s Supreme Court voted unanimously on November 24 to turn down an application by the lawyers acting for former president Alberto Fujimori to revise the sentence he received in March 2009.The Court said there was no legal basis for the revision.

  • Fair-trade Mining

    23 November 2014

    For many, the idea of fair trade and gold mining in Peru seems like a contradiction in terms. But this is not necessarily the case.

  • Capture of Orellano; Journalist killed; No to impunity for security forces' violations

    15 November 2014

    The capture in Cali, Colombia, of Rodolfo Orellano, is an important advance in the struggle against corruption in Peru. Orellano has been now been expelled from Colombia and imprisoned in Peru.

    Fernando Raymondi, aged 22 and a trainee journalist with the weekly news magazine Caretas, was killed by unknown assailants in Cañete, south of Lima.

    Family members of victims of human rights violations by some in the security forces staged a demonstration outside the Palace of Justice on November 14.

  • Cajamarca death brings call for an end to police impunity; WOLA calls for no revision of Fujimori verdict

    12 November 2014

    The killing of Fidel Flores in Cajamarca at the end of October has reignited the debate over whether the police force is out of control.  

    The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has called for the request by Alberto Fujimori’s legal team for a revision of the former president’s sentence to be ignored

  • PERU SUPPORT GROUP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 NOV 2014

    16 October 2014

    11am, UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN

  • POLITICS: Regional and local elections reveal deep divisions

    14 October 2014

    The results of the elections held on October 5 once again revealed deep divisions in Peru.

  • HUMAN RIGHTS: Indigenous rights

    28 September 2014

    In September, the Directorate General for External Policies of the European Parliament published its second research paper on indigenous people and human rights. The latest paper highlights the disproportionate effects of extractive industries on indigenous communities worldwide.

  • POLITICS: Regional/municipal elections: a vote for corruption?

    28 September 2014

    As the mayoral and regional elections on October 5 loom, the race for the mayor of Lima seems to be a shoo-in for Luis Castañeda Lossio. In her nearly four years in post, incumbent Susana Villarán has been unable to fend accusations of incompetence.

  • HUMAN RIGHTS: New Plan does little to allay doubts

    28 September 2014

    On July 7 2014, the Peruvian government approved a new National Plan for Human Rights 2014-2016.The publication of the plan follows two years of consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including domestic and international human rights organisations and the Peruvian human rights ombudsman

  • EXTRACTIVES: Anti-Corruption rules for extractives companies

    28 September 2014

    In August the UK Business Minister announced that Britain was on track to implement the EU Accounting Directive by the end of 2014. The Accounting Directive obliges extractive companies to publish accounts of the payments made to governments around the world for access to natural resources

  • 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. 

  • Society and Conflict

    Peru’s indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict.

  • PSG MineWatch

    There are numerous social conflicts related to extractive concessions operated by British firms in Peru. This PSG database shows which firms and which projects have proved the most contentious this month.

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