• Barata clarifies Toledo bribery payments

    18 December 2017

    According to information published by Ideele Reporteros, Jorge Barata has clarified a number of points regarding corruption involving former president Alejandro Toledo presented a year ago to the Brazilian authorities. They provide some new information on the bribes paid to secure the Inter-Oceanic highway contract.

  • UK anti-corruption strategy published

    18 December 2017

    Just as we move at last to the issue of trade relations in the Brexit negotiations, it is a good moment to receive the UK Anti-corruption strategy, published on 11 December

  • ICSID finds against Peru on Santa Ana

    10 December 2017

    A long-awaited finding has been reached by the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in the case of the Santa Ana silver project in the Chucuito province of Puno. The arbitrators have found against Peru and in favour of the Canadian company Bear Creek Mining Corporation.

  • Major new report on combating corruption in mining contracts

    10 December 2017

    Transparency International (TI) has just launched a major report on corruption risks and how to combat them during the early stages of developing a mine contract.

  • IACHR grants precautionary measures over Loreto oil spills

    10 December 2017

    The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) has granted precautionary measures to the indigenous communities of Cuninico and San Pedro in Loreto department, both affected by the oil spills of June and November 2014.

  • Further IACHR appeal on behalf of Maxima Acuna

    04 December 2017

    The IACHR (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Spanish acronym CIDH) is being asked to intervene once again in the case of Máxima Acuña.

  • Business/human rights forum urges improved access to remedy

    04 December 2017

    Geneva last week hosted a substantial gathering of more than 2,000 participants from civil society, governments, trade union activists, human rights defenders, academics, and members of the private business sector, who gathered for the three-day 6th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (27-29 November).

  • Continuing labour unrest at Southern

    04 December 2017

    The strike at Southern Copper Corporation moves into a second week, despite the fact that publicly both sides say they are willing to resolve the dispute.

  • Law to create a bank of DNA data is proposed

    26 November 2017

    One of the long-standing debts the Peruvian government owes to the victims of the internal conflict between 1980 and 2000 is the search for the approximately 15,000 disappeared. On 22 November, this agenda took a step in the right direction with Prime Minister Mercedes Araos presenting a project to create a DNA database bank.

  • La Southern faces more labour protest

    26 November 2017

    Southern Copper Corporation is again facing labour protests at its mines in Cuajone and Toquepala and the refinery in the Ilo Province.

  • 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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