Peru

Constitutional Court decision regarding state advertising welcomed by CSOs

On 11th September 2018, the Peruvian Constitutional Court issued a decision where it declared unconstitutional a law that prohibited the State from contracting state advertising with private media. Read more

Constitutional Court decision regarding state advertising welcomed by CSOs

Investigative journalists harassed by authorities after publishing a report about corruption

Since 7th July 2018, investigative journalism site IDL-Reporteros began to publish a series of articles revealing alleged acts of corruption in the Peruvian judicial system which prompted a series of visits by the prosecutor office requesting their sources. Read more

 Investigative journalists harassed by authorities after publishing a report about  corruption

Indigenous rights defenders in Peru at grave risk due to interests in community lands

As in other countries in Latin America, the number of rights defenders killed has increased in Perú. Plataforma Europa Perú (Europe Peru Platform) has expressed serious concern over the risk defenders are facing, noting that a comprehensive legal framework to protect human right defenders is lacking in the country. Read more

Indigenous rights defenders in Peru at grave risk due to interests in community lands

Civil society raises alarm over incidents of intimidation of environmental rights defenders

CSOs issued an urgent appeal due to the hostile environment defenders are facing in the Chaparrí Ecological Reserve. Read more

Civil society raises alarm over incidents of intimidation of environmental rights defenders

Thousands of Peruvians protest former President Fujimori's pardon

Mass protests started after Peru's president granted a pardon to former President Fujimori. Read more

Thousands of Peruvians protest former President Fujimori's pardon

Indigenous communities demonstrate in defense of their land

In different areas of Peru, indigenous communities are protesting to demand the government recognition of their rights to their land. Read more

Indigenous communities demonstrate in defense of their land

Government declares state of emergency in response to teacher protests

Teachers in several regions in Peru started a general strike in June with many protests and demonstrations Read more

Government declares state of emergency in response to teacher protests

Police fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators, including persons with disabilities

Although some positive commitments were made regarding freedom of expression, human rights defenders are still facing challenges in Peru and peaceful protests repressed. Read more

Police fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators, including persons with disabilities

Greed for natural resources fuels attacks against indigenous people in Peru

On 3rd February, 60 armed men linked to illegal loggers entered in the territories of the Meantari community and threatened to kill the 25 Asháninkas families living there. Read more

Greed for natural resources fuels attacks against indigenous people in Peru