• . 17 May 2019

    Susana Villarán jailed for 18 months

    The judicial decision to jail the former mayor of Lima for 18 months while investigations continue into allegations of corruption came as no surprise. Susana Villarán is but the latest Peruvian politician to fall victim to the bribery scandal perpetrated by Odebrecht and other Brazilian construction companies. Her lawyers will appeal the ruling.

  • . 17 May 2019

    The informal sector; onwards and upwards

    According to the National Statistics Institute (INEI) in a report released last week, the number of Peruvians working in the informal sector reached 8.6 million, up nearly 3% on the first quarter of 2018.

  • . 17 May 2019

    Title IX complaint; what the European Commission said

    On 7 May, the Peru Europe Platform (PEP) and 27 Peruvian civil society organisations sent a letter to the head of the Trade Unit at the European Commission that expressed disappointment at the Commission’s official response to the complaint submitted in October 2017.

  • . 17 May 2019

    Amazon communities suffer heavy metal poisoning

    Mongabay has recently highlighted the significant ongoing health challenges facing Peru’s remotest indigenous peoples, notably the Nahua who reside within the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti Territorial Reserve (RTKNN) in Atalaya province, Ucayali region.

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    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    The state of human rights in Peru
    15 December 2018
    UCL Global Governance Institute, 29 – 31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

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  • 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.

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    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. 

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    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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