• A window of opportunity? Peru's application to join the OECD

    28 October 2018

    A new book launched last week in Lima sees Peru's application to join the 35-member OECD as an opportunity to leverage a serious improvement in environmental regulation. Peru applied to become a member in 2012. Its title is 'El camino ambiental hacia la OCDE: El Perú y la implementación de las recomendaciones en materia ambiental'. Its author, Ivan Lanegra, is a lawyer and professor at the Catholic University.

  • EU delegation travels to Lima - considers Title IX complaints

    28 October 2018

    Five years on from the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union and Peru, a EU delegation visited Peru to look into complaints by civil society organisations and the Peru Europe Platform (PEP). These relate to Peru’s alleged failure to comply with Title IX of the FTA on sustainable development.

  • Slow progress on a treaty to bind companies on human rights

    20 October 2018

    The UN working group studying the possibility of a binding treaty on human rights and companies held its fourth meeting in Geneva this week.

  • Chavarry uses presence in Congress to lambast Perez

    20 October 2018

    Pedro Chávarry, the chief public prosecutor was invited by the congressional defence committee to use the opportunity to launch a tirade against José Domingo Pérez, the prosecutor who is investigating Keiko Fujimori.

  • Judge Hinostroza jumps Peru, but is jailed in Spain

    20 October 2018

    On 17 October it emerged that disgraced former Supreme Judge César Hinostroza had fled to Spain. Rumours had been circulating for a couple of days that he had left Peru. It was confirmed he had left over the northern border and had taken a flight from Guayaquil to Amsterdam and then Madrid, arriving on 7 October.

  • Keiko Fujimori gets out of jail free, for the time being

    20 October 2018

    On 17 October a panel of judges evaluated whether Keiko Fujimori’s detention was lawful. On 19 October, Prosecutor José Domingo Pérez filed the formal case against her and has asked for 36 month of jail.

  • Congress roiled

    14 October 2018

    No sooner than Keiko Fujimori’s detention was announced, the Fujimorista-dominated Congress voted to halt constitutional accusations directed against Congressman Héctor Becerril and Chief Public Prosecutor Chávarry.

  • 'Gagging Law' declared unconstitutional

    14 October 2018

    By a margin of six to one, the Constitutional Tribunal last week declared the so-called ‘Gagging Law’ (La Ley Mordaza) unconstitutional.

  • Keiko detained

    14 October 2018

    On 10 October, Keiko Fujimori went to the prosecutor’s office to give evidence in the case now known as the ‘cocktail parties’, supposed fund-raising events for the 2011 elections. She had failed to show up on three previous occasions, and this time she was surprised by a judicial order detaining her for up to ten days with immediate effect.

  • Peru sixth in multi-dimensional poverty ranking

    14 October 2018

    Despite an estimated growth rate this year of around 4%, Peru lags in the ranking of countries in Latin America that suffer from multidimensional poverty. It comes after Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Bolivia.

  • 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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