(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - 13 April 2012 - ARTICLE 19, APRODEH, IPYS and Suma Ciudadana note that during the first UPR cycle, the Peruvian Government received a number of recommendations related to freedom of expression issues. Specifically, the Peruvian Government was asked, inter alia, to ensure that human rights defenders are able to carry out their work without intimidation, to consider developing a national policy on the protection of human rights defenders, to sign and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and to further strengthen the capacities and independence of the judicial system and effectively combat corruption within the judiciary.
Although the Government has not responded to these recommendations during the first UPR cycle review, this submission addresses the progress, or lack thereof, on these issues. In addition, it provides further information on the developments since the first cycle, including media censorship and related problems with independence of the media, defamation, incidents of violence and harassment against journalists and human rights defenders and impunity for the attacks.
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