• Constitutional Court rules case against Glencore admissible

    08 June 2019

    After three years of waiting, the Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal has agreed to review a plea lodged by two NGOs, the Instituto de Defensa Legal and Derechos Humanos sin Fronteras that seeks to nullify the agreement between the Peruvian National Police and the mining company Glencore Antapaccay.

  • Indigenous groups slam Congress's rejection of report on pipeline spillages

    02 June 2019

    On 23 May, nine indigenous organisations, supported by no less than 54 other civil society bodies, condemned the rejection of a report by Congress (32 votes against and 22 abstentions) critical of the role of Petroperú.

  • Project to enhance community 'voice' in the southern Andes

    02 June 2019

    Leadership courses abound in Peru today and come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and approaches. A refreshing new initiative will open in August in Cuzco, stemming from a Spanish NGO, Entrepueblos de España, and the Peruvian NGO Cooperacción.

  • Carlin causes a storm

    25 May 2019

    Political cartoons sooner or later end up offending the people they satirise. This was the case last Sunday when La República published a cartoon by Carlín of Rosa Bartra, the president of the constitution committee in Congress.

  • Time ticking in Tambo

    25 May 2019

    The clock is ticking for the Tía María project, and pressure is building up on both sides for the government to decide whether or not to give the green light to this major copper project in Arequipa. 

  • UK trade deal replication with Andean countries

    25 May 2019

    Last week, news began circulating in the media about the signing of a trade deal by the UK and Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, which will be replicating the terms of the EU Trade Agreement with these Andean countries when Britain exits the European Union. The deal was signed in Quito on 15 May.

  • IACHR hears representations on contentious PIACI law

    17 May 2019

    The encroachment by extractive industries into the territories of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation (PIACI) in Peru, has brought the KNNRT case to the attention of the Inter-Commission on Human Rights which will include the topic for the first time in its Amazon-wide report.

  • Fujiapristas vote down move to reform rules governing parliamentary immunity

    17 May 2019

    On 16 May the Fujimoristas and Apristas on the congressional constitutional committee voted against the reform suggested by Tuesta on parliamentary immunity.

  • Mining companies in new bid to reverse tax that funds regulation

    17 May 2019

    Ley 30230 was introduced in 2014 and has been a source of controversy ever since. But now two companies, Cerro Verde and Perubar, have taken the matter to the Constitutional Tribunal declaring the tax unconstitutional and illegal.

  • Communique on HRDs welcomes protocol but expresses further concerns

    17 May 2019

    The PEP, CIDSE and CNCD-11.11.11 have issued a press release expressing their satisfaction about the adoption of the protocol for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Peru.

  • 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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