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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Peru Defense Ministry, US Southern Command seek to deepen bilateral ties

USS George WashingtonPeru’s Defense Ministry and US Southern Command representatives are looking to strengthen bilateral relations and promote respect for human rights in the Peruvian armed forces as they attend a seminar held in Lima, Peru.

The Human Rights Initiative (HRI) Strategic Process Assessment Seminar, which opened on Tuesday and ends today, is a regional program supported by the Southern Command that allows participating soldiers of the hemisphere to create their own scheme for institutionalizing respect for human rights.

Peru participated in the hemispheric seminars from 1997-2002 to develop the Consensus Document and officially joined the HRI in 2010, making a formal commitment to implement HRI within its armed forces.

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