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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.
15 March 2013
New legislation could undermine international human rights standards, according to Human Rights Watch, which also criticised widespread impunity for abuses.
08 March 2013
Authorities have rejected attempts to mount a referendum on the Conga gold and copper mine in Cajamarca, northern Peru.
08 February 2013
Indigenous organisations have announced legal action aimed at halting the expansion of the Camisea gas project in the Peruvian Amazon.
07 February 2013
Free trade agreements signed in December between the European Union and Peru, Colombia and six Central American nations risk human rights and money laundering, say critics.
04 February 2013
In what was dubbed the first conflict of 2013, police broke up a blockade of the proposed Cañariaco mining project in Cañaris, Lambayeque, northern Peru. The community had rejected the project when consulted last September, concerned about its impacts on water, forests and agriculture, their principal source of income.
03 December 2012
At the Annual General Meeting on 17th November 2012, Lord Avebury formally stood down as Peru Support Group president after ten years in the role. Baroness Coussins and Rosemary Thorp CBE were voted in on the same day as president and vice president, respectively. We are very pleased to welcome both to their new positions.
01 November 2012
PSG ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012
This year's annual conference will see Peruvian and European academics and development professionals come together to discuss the causes and consequences of inequality in Peru. It will feature analysis of a wide range of issues, including the effectiveness of state social programmes, distribution of mining profits, and the link between poverty and increased coca cultivation.
15 October 2012
On 12th October fifteen Peruvian organisations launched a new campaign to persuade the government to resume a programme granting land titles to indigenous communities. The scheme in question was originally administered by state body COFOPRI, but has effectively ceased since responsibility was transferred to regional authorities. No community has been granted official title during the past two years.