Human Rights Links

DESCO – Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo

DESCO (Centre for Studies and Development Promotion) is an NGO with experience in the promotion of social development and capacity building for excluded sectors of the population in Peru.


Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDDHH)

The National Human Rights Coordinator (CNDDHH) is a group of civil society institutions that work to promote a culture of integral human rights and the consolidation of institutional democracy in Peru, working with other actors in society both at national and international level.


La Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)

APRODEH is a Peruvian non-governmental organisation committed to the defence and promotion of Human Rights.


Comisión Andina de Juristas (Andean Commission of Jurists)

The Andean Commission of Jurists was established in Peru in 1982 to protect democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and to promote civil society participation in the countries of the Andean region.

It is an independent non-governmental organisation that carries out activities in four functional areas: human rights, modernisation of the State, citizen participation, and international action in defence of democracy.


Instituto de Defensa Lega

The IDL is a non-governmental organisation in Peru devoted to the defence and promotion of human rights as part of bringing peace to the country and consolidating its democratic institutions. The IDL was founded in 1983.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC – Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación) was established in June 2001 to examine atrocities committed in the 1980s and 1990s, when Peru was plagued by an internal armed conflict. Its work was formally concluded on August 28th 2003, when presented its final report to President Alejandro Toledo. The Commission comprised many sectors of Civil Society, including scholars, journalists, sociologists, priests and artists.

The Commission focused on massacres, forced disappearances, human rights violations, terrorist attacks, and violence against women, committed by both the rebel groups Shining Path and Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement as well as the military of Peru.



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