Republic of Peru

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER104722.E - Whether a Foreign Resident Card number is registered in the holder's passport along with a stamp indicating residence status (2013) - January 2014 (PDF)
    • PER100756.E - Requirements and procedures for a foreign national married to a Peruvian citizen to obtain permanent residence and/or Peruvian citizenship; whether rights and obligations attached to permanent residence are equal or similar to those of Peruvian citizens; whether there is a time limit for permanent residents to remain outside of Peru before losing the status, including in cases where the residency visa has expired (2003 - 2005) - January 2006 (PDF)
    • PER100156.E - Rights and obligations of permanent residents; specifically, how permanent status is lost and, if possible, reacquired; the type of identification document provided to permanent residents; limitations on the length of time permanent residents can remain outside the country without losing their residency status; whether permanent residents would lose their status if they failed to pay the annual permanent residency fee; if so, the procedure for having their status reinstated (2002-July 2005) - August 2005 (PDF)
    • PER100305.E - Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent (October 1997-July 2005) - July 2005 (PDF)
    • PER43327.E - Follow-up to PER43055.E of 29 October 2004 on the maximum length of time that permanent residents can remain outside of Peru without losing their residency status; whether permanent residents would lose their status if they failed to pay the annual permanent residency fee; if so, the procedure for having their status reinstated. - January 2005 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings On the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2013 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER104855.E - Services available to children without parents, including those returning alone from abroad; state protection available to children abused by their parents (2012-April 2014) - May 2014 (PDF)
    • PER100305.E - Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent (October 1997-July 2005) - July 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER101290.E - The nature and use of electoral tables (mesas electorales); whether the "president" (titular) of an electoral table can be a candidate in an election; whether the Peruvian authorities conduct security screenings of a potential titular; whether there are pre-requisites to become a titular; whether one needs to register to become a titular and whether this needs to be done in Peru (2004 - April 2006) - May 2006 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER101163.E - Racial discrimination against ethnic Chinese; whether they are targeted by criminals due to their ethnicity or perceived financial means; prevalence of discriminatory attitudes and behavior against them by Peruvian citizens in general; availability of state protection (2004 - March 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center

    • Information on treatment of indigenous communities by the guerrillas and authorities and counter-terrorists/paramilitaries groups. - October 2009 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Afro Peruvian

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Ethnic Groups / Race - Ashaninka

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Ashaninka (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Aymara and Highland Quechua

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER104780.E - Domestic violence, including legislation; state protection and services available to victims 2011-February 2014 (PDF)
    • PER103441.FE - Domestic violence, state protection and support services available (March 2007-March 2010) - May 2010 (PDF)
    • PER102406.FE - State protection for women victims of domestic violence (March 2005 - February 2007) - March 2007 (PDF)
    • PER43414.FE - State protection available to women who are victims of domestic violence (June 2003-February 2005) - March 2005 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER100150.FE - Redress available to a person mistreated by a government authority (December 2002-May 2005) - March 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER104161.E - The Gang "Los Malditos de Atahualpa," including its size, structure, leaders, areas of operation and how it operates. - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
    • PER103965.FE - Mistreatment by government authorities, particularly by the police and armed forces; recourse available to citizens to file a complaint and its effectiveness (2009-February 2012) - March 2012 (PDF)
    • PER103680.E - Crime levels; police effectiveness and state response to crime; witness protection (2008 - 2011) - March 2011 (PDF)
    • PER103681.E - Procedures that citizens must follow to file a complaint about or report a crime to the police; requirements and procedures to obtain a police report from within Peru and from abroad - March 2011 (PDF)
    • PER103441.FE - Domestic violence, state protection and support services available (March 2007-March 2010) - May 2010 (PDF)
    • PER102717.E - Crime, the effectiveness of the police and state response, including witness protection (2005 - 2007) - March 2008 (PDF)
    • PER100153.FE - The production, availability and use of fraudulent police reports and other official documents; methods for verifying the authenticity of these types of documents (Dec. 2001-May 2005) - June 2005 (PDF)
    • PER43246.E - Procedures that citizens must follow to file a complaint about or report a crime to the police; requirements and procedures to obtain a police report from within Peru and from abroad - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
    • PER43246.E - Whether a Peruvian citizen wanted by the police, or sought by DINCOTE/DIRCOTE for terrorism, would be granted a Peruvian passport through normal official channels - January 2005 (PDF)

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Law

Maps


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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER103969.FE - Whether a medical report can be obtained by a person in Peru or abroad, or by a third party; the procedure to be followed, including whether there is standard report format at the national level; whether doctors are obliged to report to the authorities serious injuries or injuries sustained as a result of a crime - March 2012 (PDF)

International Government Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports


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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER103442.FE - The situation of homosexual men and women, including protection available to victims of ill treatment - April 2010 (PDF)
    • PER43413.FE - Situation of homosexuals and protection available to people who are ill-treated because of their sexual orientation (August 2003-March 2005) - March 2005 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Shining Path

US Government Reports

  • RIC Report

    • What action does the Peruvian government take against individuals who are suspected of involvement with the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso)? - December 1999
    • SHINING PATH ACTIONS IN 1998: SUMMATION AND PARTIAL CHRONOLOGY - November 1998 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • PER103966.FE - Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), including its activities and negotiations with the government - March 2012 (PDF)
    • PER103679.E - Status and criminal activities of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso); government and police efforts to address Shining Path actions - February 2011 (PDF)
    • PER101032.E - Current status and activities of the Shining Path (Senderoso Luminoso); government and police efforts to address Shining Path actions (August 2004 - January 2006) - February 2006 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Freedom House


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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Peru - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2013 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Latin America - Terrorisim Issues - August 2014 (PDF)

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Updated June 29, 2015