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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library and Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Human Rights in Peru, II
Repository:
Latin American Ephemera Collections
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cn69m4166
Dates:
1978-2003
Size:
3 boxes, 32 items, and 1 linear feet
Storage Note:
review: Boxes 1-3; 001; 002; 003
Language:
Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

This collection contains pamphlets, articles, reports, flyers, posters, and other miscellaneous items addressing a variety of human rights issues in Peru, such as political violence, torture, political prisoners, displaced populations, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection contains pamphlets, articles, reports, flyers, posters, and other miscellaneous items addressing a variety of human rights issues in Peru, such as political violence, torture, political prisoners, displaced populations, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The material is produced by a range of sources, including national and international non-governmental organizations, state entities, religious organizations, and civic coalitions. The material was produced with a wide array of aims, including popular education, solidarity, political activism, and raising awareness.

Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Peru suffered a period of intense violence during which the war launched by the Maoist guerilla organization Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) was met with a violent response from state counter-insurgency forces. The armed conflict, which began in highland Ayacucho and spread throughout the nation, produced an estimated death toll of sixty thousand people, primarily peasants caught in the middle of the clash.

Following the collapse of President Alberto Fujimori's corrupt regime and the flight of head intelligence officer Vladimiro Montesinos in 2000, many institutions within Peruvian society heightened their demands that the state take responsibility for the national human rights record and make necessary reparations. This pressure led to the creation in 2001 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a state organism, which devoted nineteen months to investigating the violence that took place between 1980 and 2000. Information regarding the Commission's findings has been made available through public audiences, bulletins, and conferences. A final report was presented to the Peruvian government and to the general public on August 28, 2003.

It is worthwhile to note that while most Truth and Reconciliation Commission publications come from the main office in Lima, many were produced by regional offices of the Commission in other parts of the country.

Collection History

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Leigh Campoamor in 2003. Finding aid written by Leigh Campoamor in 2003.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Oversize JC599.P4 H852 1978q

The Latin American ephemera collections are open for research use.

Originals are stored offsite at the ReCAP facility. Microfilm surrogates can be consulted in Microforms Service, Firestone Library (http://firestone.princeton.edu/microforms/).

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

No restrictions. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Credit this material:

Human Rights in Peru, II; Latin American Ephemera Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cn69m4166
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-5964

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Alternative Form Available:

MICROFILM 11941

MICROFILM 7788 (Master printing copy. Available for reproduction only.)

Related Material:

Additional material related to the subjects addressed in this collection can be found in the collections listed below. For a complete list of Latin American ephemera collections, consult the Guide to the Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collections (call number: Z1610 .G842 1993) and subsequent supplements.

Indigenous peoples, peasants, and ethnic minorities in Peru, 1982-2003

Labor in Peru, II: 1985-2003

Local and Regional Development in Peru, 1987-2003

Peruvian Human Rights Pamphlets, 1979-1986

Politics in Peru, IV: 1976-2003

Women in Peru, III: 1986-2003

Youth and Children in Peru, 1994-2003

Subject Terms:
Disappeared persons -- Peru.
Human rights -- Peru.
Migration, Internal -- Peru.
Political crimes and offenses -- Peru.
Political prisoners -- Peru.
Political violence -- Peru.
Refugees -- Peru.
State-sponsored terrorism -- Peru.
Terrorism -- Peru.
Violence -- Peru.
Names:
Sendero Luminoso (Guerrilla group)
Perú. Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación
Places:
Peru -- Politics and government -- 1980-