PM: Peru maintains policy of promotion, strict respect for human rights

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Peru

11:46 | Lima, Jan. 20

Prime Minister Alberto Otarola on Friday affirmed Peru maintains a policy of promotion and strict respect for human rights.

On this occasion, the high-ranking official met with Christian Salazar, Special Envoy of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The meeting took place this morning at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) in the Peruvian capital, Lima.

This event was held following the invitation of the Peruvian State and is part of the spaces for dialogue established by the Government.

The Cabinet chief informed the UN High Commissioner's envoy about the political and social situation that Peru is going through, as well as the actions being implemented to maintain internal order nationwide, in the face of protests which have taken place in Peru over recent weeks.

Peruvian Defense Minister Jorge Chavez Cresta and the team from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights also participated in the meeting.

Similarly, the envoy indicated that he is in the country, joined by a delegation, to help strengthen capacities in terms of respect for human rights in Peru.

Likewise, the UN representative affirmed that delegation members lament the deaths and injuries registered during the 
protests held over recent days.

In this sense, Salazar Volkmann pointed out that they have requested information on what the Government is doing to prevent these acts (deaths and injuries) from happening again and so that cases are properly investigated.


Published: 1/20/2023
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