• 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.

  • Accusation against Public Prosecutor proceeds

    19 November 2017

    On 15 November, the representatives of the Fujimorista Fuerza Popular voted to constitutionally accuse Public Prosecutor Pablo Sanchez for what they consider are failures in the anti-corruption investigations.

  • Universal Periodic Review - Peru session (8 November)

    19 November 2017

    On 8 November, Peru’s human rights record was assessed by the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, during the 28th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meetings. The session took the form of what is called an “interactive dialogue” between representatives from 69 different States and the government of Peru.

  • Negotiations continue for a binding treaty on business and human rights

    12 November 2017

    The U.N. Intergovernmental Working Group formed to elaborate an international binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises held its third session in Geneva between 23-27 October.

  • Urgent Action - Death threats against Indigenous leader over land disputes

    12 November 2017

    The Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos is an organisation created in 1997 by the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)). On 6 November the Observatorio released a call to 'urgent action' on behalf of indigenous leader Huber Flores, from the Shipibo-Conibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya, in the Ucayali region. There are fears for his safety.

  • Fujimori pardon under evaluation

    05 November 2017

    President Kuczynski declared this week that the possibility of a pardon to ex-president Fujimori is strictly a medical issue and not a legal one. He once again said that the impending pardon would be in the news at some point.

  • 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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