NEWS

  • Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with US falters once again

    30 November 2005

    The Peruvian delegation, sent to Washington to finalise talks on an Andean FTA with the US and 2 other Andean countries only managed to agree on 6 of the 24 clauses.

  • Reparations Law Approved in Congress

    31 July 2005

    Hundreds of campaigners and human rights activists, along with those affected by the conflict of 1980-2000 in which 70,000 people lost their lives, rallied outside the Palace of the Legislative in support of the proposed reparations law (Ley de Reparaciones), being debated in congress.

  • 'Action Plan' to Implement Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Peru

    31 July 2005

    The EITI is an initiative spearheaded by the UK government to "ensure that the revenues from extractive industries contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction". Peru has signed up to the initiative

  • Peruvian Women Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    31 July 2005

    Congratulations to the 8 Peruvian women nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.

  • 5,000 Peruvians take to the streets against corruption in Peru

    31 July 2005

    The biggest demonstration in Peru for 4 years called for an end to corruption, impunity and injustice.

  • Protest forces UK mining company to suspend operations

    31 May 2005

    A spokesperson for BHP Billiton, an Anglo-Australian resource group, said that operations in their copper mine in Tintaya, Southern Peru have been halted to “ensure the overall safety of personnel”, evacuating all non essential staff from the site.

  • Threat to freedom of the press

    31 May 2005

    UK journalist Sally Bowen and her co-author Jane Holligan, have been charged with libel in Peru after a businessman Fernando Zevallos filed a case against them.

  • Commission to bring TRC reparations closer

    31 May 2005

    The commission for the Design and Monitoring of a Policy of Peace, Collective Reparations and National Reconciliation (CMAN) has asked the Peruvian government for a budget increase of US$15mn to provide compensation to those affected by violence in the conflict that took place between 1980 and 2000.

  • Forced Labour in the Amazon

    31 May 2005

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has published a report that states that 30,000 Peruvians are the victims of forced labour in the Amazon region.
    Illegal lumberjacks, entering indigenous communities, offer money and goods such as rice and salt, before insisting that members of the community then work to pay back their 'debts'.

  • Wake Up To Trade Justice!

    31 March 2005

    As Peru gets closer to signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US, the international community is coming together to send a strong message to decision makers. Their message is that current trade rules are unjust and imposed on poor countries. They want to bring about the universal access to food, a livelihood, water, health and education.

  • 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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