LATEST NEWS

  • 24 September 2016

    Bagua protesters absolved

    In a landmark ruling on 22 September, a hearing by the Supreme Court in Amazonas absolved all the accused of murder in connection with the 2009 killings, the so-called Baguazo.

  • 24 September 2016

    Supreme Court verdict a threat to wage stability

    The Supreme Court has ruled that an employer may reduce the wages they pay, either by mutual consent of the employee, or not in cases where, for example, a company or a state institution finds itself in a situation adverse to its “stability or economic equilibrium”.

  • 24 September 2016

    New attack on Maxima Acuna

    Peru’s human rights defender and environmentalist Maxima Acuña has suffered a physical attack by a group of men who, according to an accusation made by Acuña’s daughter, Ysidora Chaupe, appeared to be in the pay of Yanacocha mine.

  • 18 September 2016

    Forest fires rage out of control in central jungle

    Huge swaths of the central jungle in Junín department have been destroyed by forest fires caused, it appears, by the practice of burning undergrowth to open up land for agricultural purposes. 

ANALYSIS

  • . 24 September 2016

    New book points to shortcomings of mesas de diálogo

    Oxfam and the the Peruvian NGO Cooperacción have together published “Conviviendo con la minería en el Sur Andino”, a book that analyses the experiences of three negotiating forums (mesas de diálogo) convened to mitigate social conflicts. The study focuses on the southern Andean region where, it is estimated, more than half of Peru’s mining investment is concentrated.

  • . 24 September 2016

    Ominous signs from Congress

    Over the last week, Fuerza Popular, the fujimorista party with its massive majority in Congress, has begun to move on a series of flanks, none of which bode well for the future. The departure of Yeni Vilcatoma from its ranks has provoked developments.

  • . 18 September 2016

    New ombudsman threatens to downplay human rights protection

    Congress voted vote on a new human rights ombudsman on 6 September; and has duly anointed the declared front runner Walter Gutiérrez. Eleven years since Congress last mustered the absolute majority required to elect Ombudswoman Beatriz Merino, this is an achievement of sorts. However, the election of Gutiérrez has given human rights observers little cause for celebration.

  • . 18 September 2016

    Fujimorista to head tax office

    A row has broken out over the Kuczynski government’s decision to appoint a close collaborator of disgraced former president Alberto Fujimori as head of SUNAT, the tax agency.

Featured Notices

  • 09 September 2016

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    “Human Rights and Development under PPK”
    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL
    5 November 2016
    11am – 5pm

     

  • 14 October 2015

    Annual Report: 2014/2015

    The PSG's annual report for 2014/2015 is now available. Thanks to all our members for their continued support throughout the year. See what your subscriptions have helped to fund by clicking on the link below.

  • 08 May 2013

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  • 14 June 2013

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  • 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. 

  • Society and Conflict

    Peru’s indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict.

  • Climate Change

    Two important reports on the impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC ) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios and the Stern Review, place Peru as one of the countries that will be most affected by the effects of climate change.

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