LATEST NEWS

  • 20 October 2018

    Slow progress on a treaty to bind companies on human rights

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

  • 20 October 2018

    Chavarry uses presence in Congress to lambast Perez

    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.

  • 20 October 2018

    Judge Hinostroza jumps Peru, but is jailed in Spain

    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.

  • 20 October 2018

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

    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.

ANALYSIS

  • . 20 October 2018

    The World Bank's new Human Capital Index: mind the gap between quantity and quality in Peruvian education

    A new study by the World Bank develops the concept of the 'potential' of human capital, country by country.The idea is that for any country, it is possible to measure where it lies in a ranking towards the abstract goal of 'perfect' human capital. Peru achieves 59% on this yardstick, equal to Colombia. The highest scorer in Latin America is Chile with 67%.

  • . 20 October 2018

    Census quantifies indigenous people; more than a quarter self-identify as such

    PSG has reported on some of the most salient findings of the 2017 census with regard to population and housing. Here we resume some of the results as they relate to matters of ethnicity.

  • . 14 October 2018

    The Bolsonaro effect

    The virtual victory of Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential elections on 7 October has sent shockwaves around the world, including Peru. How much relevance is there here for Peru? Although this looks fertile terrain for the sort of Bolsonaro-style movements to gain sway, there are various reasons why this does not appear to be an immediate threat.

  • . 14 October 2018

    Report examines human rights (non)observance by Chinese firms

    As part of its regular cycle of appraisals of human rights observance, the UN's Human Rights Council will in November review China's performance as an international actor. The provision for civil society to submit reports has been taken up by a 'collective' of Latin American NGOs, reporting on 18 projects.

Featured Notices

  • 23 September 2018

    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

    Registration and coffee start at 10:00. Conference to start at 10:30

    Members and Concessions £10, non-members £15

    Please register your attendance by 1st December emailing coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk to register.

    A detailed programme will be distributed soon.

  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2016/2017

    The PSG's annual report for 2016/2017 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

    Shop online and raise money for the PSG

    Register here to earn money for the PSG every time you make a purchase at Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, WHSmith and thousands of other retailers. Up to 15 percent of the item price will be donated to us and all at no extra cost to you!

     

  • 14 June 2013

    Membership discount

    A 10% discount is now available on annual membership fees for all supporters who pay by standing order. For further details of the benefits of membership and information on how to join please click on the link below.

  • 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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