www.impunitywatch.com September 20, 2010
Campaign for International Justice
The Peruvian Government should abandon any attempt to legislate in favour of human rights violators, Amnesty International said today. Four legislative decrees issued by President Alan García, using powers delegated to him by the Peruvian Congress, could allow cases involving people under investigation for crimes against humanity to be closed.
“The legislative decrees adopted last Wednesday in Peru are a grave setback for respect of human rights and lay the foundations for a possible covert amnesty”, Susan Lee, Director of Amnesty International’s Americas Programme said. Read more »