Law & Justice

Alberto Fujimori to Face Trial in Pativilca Case

Alberto Fujimori to Face Trial in Pativilca Case

When former President Alberto Fujimori was granted his controversial pardon on Christmas Eve last year, one of the questions was whether this would exclude him from any pending investigation or trial. This week in a unanimous vote, the National Criminal Court ruled that the pardon did not include exemption from […]

Death Penalty Talk Revives Criticism of Human Rights Court

Death Penalty Talk Revives Criticism of Human Rights Court

The arrest of a man who has confessed to raping and killing an 11-year-old girl, and burning her remains, has revived the call among some members of Congress to reinstate the death penalty. Under the 1979 Constitution, the death penalty was abolished except for crimes of treason during times of […]

Fujimori Pardon Leads to Cabinet Shuffle

Fujimori Pardon Leads to Cabinet Shuffle

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski yesterday swore in his new minister of the Interior, Vicente Romero, the first of several new ministers expected to be appointed over the next few days as the President shapes what he is describing as a “reconciliation cabinet.” The need for a cabinet shuffle comes in […]

UN Human Rights Commissioner in Lima

UN Human Rights Commissioner in Lima

President Kuczynski emphasized the government’s commitment to promote and protect human rights in Peru and the region, in a palace meeting on Monday with the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Zeid is visiting Peru and Uruguay this week to discuss the progress and challenges in […]