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  • 14 July 2019

    Indigenous organisations demand inclusion of their proposals in climate change regulations

    The national federation representing Amazonian indigenous peoples and the organization representing Amazonian and Andean indigenous women have presented a demand to the environment ministry, that they be included in the regulations governing the implementation of the climate change law. They also want the regulations to be consistent with international agreements protecting the rights of indigenous peoples.

  • 14 July 2019

    Indigenous peoples in Ucayali and San Martin suffer new waves of land-grabbing

    Faced with a surge of settlers along penetration roads into Amazonia, regional governments are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to free up land for the newcomers as well as to accommodate the expanding commercial plantations that the migrants aspire to work for.

  • 06 July 2019

    Fujimori hearing postponed

    5 July was the day that the Supreme Court was to adjudicate on whether Keiko Fujimori should be released from jail or not. Just before the session was due to begin, one of the judges, Jorge Castañeda, was obliged to retire from judging.

  • 06 July 2019

    Amazon oil spill reactivates long-standing conflicts between indigenous communities, the state and Petroperu

    On 19 June, OEFA, the state environmental monitoring and supervision agency, announced yet another oil spill from the northern branch of the pipeline running from the Peruvian Amazon to the Pacific coast. It announced that its supervisors had entered the area to identify the possible cause and evaluate environmental impacts.

ANALYSIS

  • . 14 July 2019

    Green light to new confrontation at Tia Maria

    Tía María is no longer just a conflict between the farmers and people of the Tambo valley in Arequipa and a mining company, Southern Peru Copper, but a conflict over the future of mining investment in Peru and the rights of people to oppose projects that threaten their social and environmental standing.

  • . 14 July 2019

    Report points to the negative impacts of infrastructure development in Amazonia

    On 8 July, Anthony Bebbington, Denise Humphreys Bebbington and César Gamboa presented a recent study that explores the impact of extractive industries and infrastructure projects (EII) on deforestation in Amazonia. The report is part of a larger study commissioned by the Climate and Land Use Alliance to explore the impacts of EII on forest loss in the Amazon, Mexico, Central America and Indonesia.

  • . 14 July 2019

    New culture minister inherits poisoned chalice

    Yet another minister of culture was sworn in last week, Luis Jaime Castillo, an archaeologist. He replaces Ulla Homquist who had only lasted four months in post and left for health reasons. Castillo is the fourth minister in President Martín Vizcarra’s 16-month presidency.

  • . 6 July 2019

    FTA body gives green light for a potentially ground-breaking inquiry into environmental infringement

    At issue here is Peru’s recent Law 30723 that promotes road building in Amazonia regardless of legitimate concerns of indigenous peoples, especially those living in voluntary isolation. With the support of SPDA, the Peruvian Society for Environmental Rights, the indigenous organisation FENAMAD brought a test case in 2018 specifically to protect the Cacataibo of the Ucayali region, who live on the frontier with Brazil.

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  • 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.

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  • 14 June 2013

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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.

  • 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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