LATEST NEWS

  • 19 January 2019

    OEFA moves to curb contamination

    Peru's Agency for Environmental Assessment and Inspection (OEFA), the government agency responsible of monitoring the environment and imposing sanctions, moved last week to impose controls on two foreign mining companies.

  • 19 January 2019

    CGTP protests against labour liberalisation policies

    The Confederación General de Trabajo del Perú (CGTP), Peru’s largest and oldest labour confederation, organised protest marches in Lima and other regional centres last week in protest at the government’s plans to legislate changes ostensibly designed to raise Peru’s competitiveness.

  • 19 January 2019

    CNDH launches campaign to highlight role of human rights defenders

    The Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDH) has just launched their latest campaign to highlight the importance of the work carried out by human rights defenders.

  • 19 January 2019

    PSG presents written evidence to Foreign Affairs Select Committee

    In response to the request by the UK Parliament’s Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, the PSG submitted a document outlining problems associated with extractive industries in Peru and the observance of human rights standards.

ANALYSIS

  • . 19 January 2019

    Concepción Carhuancho's dismissal sharpens judiciary battle

    On 16 January, Richard Concepción Carhuancho, the judge in charge of several Lava Jato cases, was removed from that adjudicating Keiko Fujimori in the case known as the ‘cocktail party case’. The judge was one of those opposed to the removal on New Year’s eve by former Chief Prosecutor Pedro Gonzalo Chávarry of the two prosecutors involved in the investigation.

  • . 19 January 2019

    Puno seeks to pursue its own development agenda

    Politics in Puno have long tended to sit somewhat uneasily with those of the rest of Peru. With its largely indigenous population and its proximity to Bolivia, puneños feel that their interests have not been well served by successive administrations in Lima. The election of Aymara Walter Aduviri as the new regional governor reflects this frustration and a desire to set a different agenda.

  • . 19 January 2019

    Awajún, Wampis denounce mining penetration on Ecuador border

    Repeated appeals by leaders of the Awajún communities of the Cordillera del Condor over the last two years have so far failed to mobilise the regional government in Amazonas to take steps to prevent incursions of illegal gold miners in this steep and forested area where the conflict between Peru and Ecuador was played out in the mid-1990s.

  • . 12 January 2019

    Will the ex-Chief Public Prosecutor be prosecuted?

    After weeks in the eye of the storm, Chief Public Prosecutor Pedro Gonzalo Chávarry finally resigned his post on 8 January. His position had become untenable after he tried to remove the prosecutors in charge of the Lava Jato investigation. Chávarry’s replacement is Zoraida Avalos.

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: 2017/2018

    The PSG's annual report for 2017/2018 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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