Peru Support Group

An independent NGO that works to defend human rights, promote social inclusion and strengthen democracy

News and Analysis

We draw attention to poverty and human rights issues in Peru by providing timely news and analysis to an international network of policymakers, researchers and civil society groups.

Facts and Key Issues

Peru is a country of abundant natural resources and rich culture. Despite this, over half of the population live in poverty. Social discrimination and inequality are widespread.

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Peru Support Group is partially supported by CAFOD and occasional other contracts that we obtain. But without donors we could not continue.

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Latest News and Analysis

Vizcarra benefits from COVID-19 crisis, at least so far

It has been a good crisis, so far, for Martin Vizcarra. The Peruvian president is generally perceived to have acted rapidly and decisively since the first case of COVID-19 was reported on 6 March. The opinion polls support the view that the bulk of the population...

Law on police gun powers triggers widespread criticism

On 28 March, the government published Law 31012, otherwise known as the Ley de Protección Judicial. This is a law that aims to grant discretionary powers to the police and to provide exemptions for the detention or prosecution of police officers who have caused harm...

Indigenous peoples respond to the COVID-19 threat

Since Peru’s indigenous peoples, especially those in the Amazon, are amongst the most vulnerable sectors of the population, they are taking a combination of measures to defend themselves against the spread of COVID-19. The virus is still concentrated in the national...

Lord Alderdice accepts to be new PSG president

The Peru Support Group is delighted to announce that Professor the Lord John Alderdice has agreed to become our new president this year. He follows Baroness Jean Coussins who has been our president since the death of Lord Eric Avebury in 2016. John Alderdice, a former...

Virus update

On 26 March, President Martín Vizcarra extended the lockdown in Peru, first announced on 15 March, until 12 April, Easter Sunday. Under these rules a night-time curfew is enforced, and one member of each family is allowed out to buy food, medicines or to go to a bank...

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Lord Brenan QC
Ann Clwyd MP
Linda Fabiani MSP
Richard Howitt
Simon Hughes
Reverend Ed O'Connell
Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Professor William Rowe
Rosemary Thorp CBE
Wendy Tyndale

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Ana Reyes-Hurt
Tel: +44 (0) 7936 631 932
Email: coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk
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