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UN rights expert urges legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions
December 1, 2014
UN Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity Virginia Dandan has urged states attending the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, to commit to a new legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions. The twentieth session of the globa....... [more]

Bolivia president demands return of Chile coastline
April 16, 2014
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice laying claim to a 240-mile area in Chile that provides access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia reportedly lost its claim of ownership to the land during a war with Chile in the 1800s. Chile alleges a treaty....... [more]

ICJ rules on maritime border dispute between Peru and Chile
January 27, 2014
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN's highest court, issued a ruling establishing a new maritime boundary between Peru and Chile on Monday. The ICJ granted Peru some parts of the Pacific Ocean formerly controlled by Chile but left Chile prosperous coastal fishing grounds. The decision....... [more]

ICJ begins herings on maritime border dispute between Chile and Peru
December 3, 2012
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began hearings on Monday regarding a longtime border dispute between Chile and Peru. Peru first filed its application with the ICJ in 2008 alleging that Chile refused to enter into negotiations over the disputed maritime border and requesting that the ICJ re....... [more]

Peruvian judge reinstated parole for US woman held for involvement with rebel group
November 6, 2012
On November 6, 2010, a Peruvian judge reinstated the parole of Lori Berenson, a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with a Marxist rebel organization, after serving 15 years of her 20 year sentence. Berenson had previously been granted parole in May 2010 due to her good behavior, renunciati....... [more]

US lawmakers approved trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, South Korea
October 12, 2012
On October 12, 2011, the US Congress approved free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, the first trade partnerships the US had made in years. The US hoped the agreement would boost exports as well as protect US intellectual property within those countries. The last country to ins....... [more]

Peru legislature approves pension fund reform
July 5, 2012
The Congress of Peru on Wednesday approved a bill that would reform the country's private pension system. The bill, which will increase the number of workers while lowering the fees for contributors, was passed with a 11-10 vote with one abstention. Peru's current four private pension funds, which a....... [more]

Peru suspended controversial indigenous land laws
June 10, 2012
On June 10, 2009, the Peruvian Congress voted to suspend controversial indigenous land laws in an effort to reduce protests in response to an estimated 650 Peruvian National Police and Special Forces officers attacking several thousand indigenous protesters at a road block the day before. The violen....... [more]

Peru president could face human rights lawsuit: report
April 11, 2012
A complaint allegedly filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) could reopen a human rights lawsuit against Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, Reuters reported Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges wrongdoing by Humala during his service as an army officer in Peru's San Martin provin....... [more]

Peru appeals court upheld release of US woman convicted of rebel involvement
January 24, 2012
On January 24, 2011, a Peruvian appeals court announced that it had rejected the government's petition to overturn a lower court's decision to grant parole to Lori Berenson, a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with the Marxist rebel organization, the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (TA....... [more]

Chile high court ordered Fujimori extradition to Peru
September 21, 2011
On September 21, 2007, the Supreme Court of Chile ruled that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori should be extradited to Peru to face human rights charges. Fujimori served as the president of Peru from 1990 to 2000, and was accused of supporting death squads, violating human rights and corrup....... [more]



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