NEWS

  • PSG Sponsors

    Update 131. 31 January 2009

    Harold Pinter - Statement of Condolence

    Rosemary Thorp - Congratulations

  • Cabinet Resigns Over Corruption Scandal

    Update 130. 30 November 2008

    In October, President García's entire cabinet resigned following a corruption scandal surrounding the granting of oil concessions which implicated members of the APRA party.

  • Ex-Ambassador Charged with Insider Dealing

    Update 130. 30 November 2008

    Richard Ralph, former ambassador to Peru and ex-chairman of Monterrico Metals mining company, has been fined £117,691.41 (about US$176,000) by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) for insider dealing.

  • 5th anniversary of TRC report

    Update 129. 30 September 2008

    August 28th saw the fifth anniversary of the publication of the final report and recommendations of Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

  • Fujimori Case

    Update 129. 30 September 2008

    The final summing up in former president Alberto Fujimori's case

  • State of Emergency in the Amazon

    Update 129. 30 September 2008

    Indigenous groups in the provinces of Cusco, Loreto and Amazonas called off their protests

  • President of Constitutional Tribunal Resigns

    Update 128. 31 July 2008

    César Landa Arroyo unexpectedly resigned from his position as President of Peru's Constitutional Tribunal.

  • 'Accused' Give Statements to Public Prosecutor in Río Blanco Case

    Update 128. 31 July 2008

    Piura's Public Prosecutor has begun hearings in the case of 35 environmental and human rights activists and local politicians

  • Decree approved which violates peasant and indigenous rights

    Update 127. 31 May 2008

    The government has published a legislative decree (No. 1015) in which Alan Garcia has lowered the approval rating needed from communities for private investment on their communal lands, in both the highlands and in the Amazon, from two thirds to 50%.

  • New Ministry of the Environment created

    Update 127. 31 May 2008

    President Garcia ushered in Peru's first Ministry of the Environment on May 13th 2008

  • 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.

  • Climate Change

    Two important reports on the impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC ) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios and the Stern Review, place Peru as one of the countries that will be most affected by the effects of climate change.

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