Human Rights

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 […]

National Plan Implements Search for Persons Missing in 1980-2000 Conflict

National Plan Implements Search for Persons Missing in 1980-2000 Conflict

A national plan has been approved to implement  the Search for Missing Persons  Law, which was enacted in June this year during President Humala’s administration. The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights published the plan on Dec. 25.   The law, No. 30470, governs the process for gathering information and identifying the  bodies […]

by · December 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Human Rights, Law & Justice
Montesinos Guilty of Disappearances in “Basement” Case

Montesinos Guilty of Disappearances in “Basement” Case

Vladimiro Montesinos, spy chief and closest advisor to Alberto Fujimori in the 1990s, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the forced disappearance in 1993 of two students and a retired university professor.   Also sentenced to 22 years is the former commander in chief of the armed forces, […]

Ex-President Fujimori Hospitalized for Tests

Ex-President Fujimori Hospitalized for Tests

Ex President Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized Sunday for treatment of low blood pressure and an intense pain in his shoulder.  Preliminary tests on Monday at the private Japanese-Peruvian Clinic showed that he is suffering from hemorrhagic gastritis. Fujimori’s primary doctor, congressman and former Health minister Alejandro Aguinaga, said more tests […]