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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.
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.