• Transparencia takes its stall to CADE

    30 November 2015

    The NGO Transparencia is to take 32 proposals to the annual CADE executive’s meeting in Paracas designed to strengthen institutions in Peru.

  • Defensoria welcomes IACHR verdict, deplores government inaction

    19 November 2015

    On 16 November, the Peruvian Ombudsman welcomed the verdict of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) on a case of the forced disappearance of 15 people in Santa Barbara, Ayacucho.

  • Brazil dam burst may have implications for Antamina

    19 November 2015

    The burst of two tailings dams in Brazil earlier this month led to the tragic loss of at least six lives, huge mud slips and a plume of mine waste travelling several hundred kilometres downstream. It has led BHP one of the companies involved to launch a re-think of corporate governance arrangements. This may affect its Antimina mine in Peru.

  • University law upheld

    14 November 2015

    On 11 November the Constitutional Tribunal (TC) finally upheld the Law on Universities.

  • Nadine admits notebooks were hers; stands down as candidate

    14 November 2015

    Nadine Heredia publically admitted that the notebooks with annotations about campaign expenses were hers. Heredia also made it clear that she will not be standing as a candidate in the upcoming elections.

  • Reports of turn-around on consulta previa

    14 November 2015

    Reuters news agency has been reporting an about-turn by the Peruvian government on the vexed issue of prior consultation (consulta previa) among indigenous communities in the Andes.

  • New national park, Sierra del Divisor

    14 November 2015

    Onn 8 November President Humala enacted legislation creating the huge (1.4 million hectare) Sierra del Divisor park on the borders between Ucayali and Loreto regions in the Peruvian Amazon

  • Coordinadora concerned over community expropriation

    09 November 2015

    The Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos has issued a public statement expressing concern at the most recent legislation being introduced in Peru which appears to be yet another attempt to eliminate barriers to investment at the expense of vulnerable communities.

  • Democracy and party funding: public spending authorised

    09 November 2015

    How political parties achieve the funding they need to finance electoral activity has a direct bearing on the quality of democracy wherever it is practiced. It was agreed on 5 November by Congress that parties which win representation in the legislature should be able to seek public money if they need it for specific purposes.

  • Alan Garcia and the 'narco pardons'

    09 November 2015

    On 5 November, both the New York Times and the Washington Post published articles on the more than 1,167 pardons former president Alan García issued between 2006 and 2011 to people accused of trafficking narcotics during his second tenure as president.

  • 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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