- Peru Support Group
- › News
28 June 2013
Campaigners criticise penalty imposed on part-British-owned consortium for 2012 copper spill that caused health problems in hundreds of people.
24 June 2013
Despite government action, the proportion of children working remains among the highest in the region, as debate over the causes continues.
18 June 2013
As the government retreats from its consultation law, the Cañaris community has resorted to the Inter-American system in its challenge to a Canadian-owned mining project.
13 June 2013
Civil society groups warn that the measures violate the constitution and international human rights standards.
10 June 2013
In a decision welcomed by human rights defenders, President Humala has refused a request to pardon the former premier.
30 May 2013
One person has been injured by police as the Conga project sparks renewed resistance in Cajamarca, while in southern Peru communities demand to know the source of pollution around Xstrata's Tintaya mine.
28 May 2013
Campaign gathers support amid warnings that failure to implement law properly is costing women's lives, as UN body calls for action by the Peruvian government in line with international rulings.
26 May 2013
Peru's poverty rate is falling but one in five lives on under $2 a day in rural areas, as divisions between cities and indigenous populations in the highlands and Amazon persist.
05 May 2013
It is with profound grief that we learn of the death of Javier Diez Canseco. As many will know, Javier has been battling against a virulent cancer for the last three months. Few in Peruvian public life have been so consistent in their support for human rights and democratic values as Javier. He has pursued such issues with a dogged determination that is not common among politicians. He combined strong political convictions with a spirit of genuine personal humanity.
28 March 2013
Relations between the police and private companies are putting human rights at risk, according to leading civil society figures.