Law & Justice

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 […]

International Cooperation to Fight Organized Crime

International Cooperation to Fight Organized Crime

Prosecutors and attorneys general from 20 countries — including the U.S., the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Mexico and most of Latin America —were in Lima this week, to discuss mechanisms for greater judiciary cooperation in transnational cases of organized crime, corruption and money laundering. The host of the three-day convention was Peru’s […]

Humalas in 18-Month Custody, Judge Deems Flight Risk

Humalas in 18-Month Custody, Judge Deems Flight Risk

Former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia were sent to prison on Friday afternoon, to serve an 18-month preventive imprisonment term while investigations continue into allegations of corruption and money laundering.  Investigations have been ongoing for at least two years and are likely to continue for at least […]

Chiclayo Fire Kills Seven

Chiclayo Fire Kills Seven

Seven people died on Monday, including two children, when a fire broke out in an apartment building in the north coast city of Chiclayo. The fire started on the roof, which was being used as storage for foam to make mattresses. The residential building also housed a mattress workshop on […]