Human Rights

Exemplary Sentences for Accomarca Massacre

Exemplary Sentences for Accomarca Massacre

Thirty-one years after the event, and six years since the trial began, Peru’s National Criminal Court has handed down stiff sentences to three army officers charged with ordering and perpetrating the murder in August 1985 of 69 villagers in Accomarca, Ayacucho. Besides the Colina Group death squad convictions, this is the only […]

Alberto Fujimori Files New Request for Presidential Pardon

Alberto Fujimori Files New Request for Presidential Pardon

The Presidential Pardons Commission met this Monday to begin evaluating a request filed on Friday July 22 by ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity. Also on Friday, hundreds of supporters were bussed into the Plaza San Martin for a rally and march […]

Law Eases Search for Persons Missing in 1980-2000 Armed Conflict

Law Eases Search for Persons Missing in 1980-2000 Armed Conflict

A law on the Search for Missing Persons has been published today in the official gazette, El Peruano, to facilitate the search for persons who were reported missing during the two decades of internal conflict in Peru, between 1980 and 2000.  The focus is to grant access to relatives and institutions to all […]

President Obama shows lessons of history still relevant in anti-slavery struggle

President Obama shows lessons of history still relevant in anti-slavery struggle

By  Dr. Aidan McQuade — The Mark News — In 1938 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt effectively ended child labor in the United States by prohibiting its use in interstate commerce. He couldn’t outlaw the use of child labor in production because working age laws are determined at the state level. So […]