Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
The Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (IDEHPUCP) is an academic entity of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – PUCP), founded in 2004, which is geared to achieve strength of democracy and the promotion of human rights in Peru, through academic education and vocational training, applied research, the generation of spaces for dialogue and debate, and the promotion of public policies. The work of IDEHPUCP is closely identified with a compromise between PUCP and the recommendations of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and with the affirmation of justice, peace and democracy in the country. Recently IDEHPUCP carried out the following projects related to human rights and conflicts and post-conflict situations: (i) 2011 – Project ‘justice and human rights in Peru: consulting, training and follow-up for an effective programme of violations of fundamental rights’. The main objective is the strengthening of institutions responsible for the investigation and prosecution of human rights violations, particularly those which occurred during the process of violence in Perú between 1980 and 2000; (ii) 2010 – Project ‘Reconciliation, memory and justice’: this project contributes to the reconciliation process in Peru through the implementation of training workshops on matters regarding reconciliation; (iii) 2009 – Local experiences in memory of violence. Research project aimed to create a comparative analysis of local experiences in memory in three regions of the country affected by violence: Junín, Huancavelica and Ayacucho; and (iv) 2009- Remember and know for building: strengthening of the memory for a culture of peace. This project aimed to contribute to the progress of the reconciliation process in Peru, through the enhancement of the capacities of regional Governments for the development of public policies that incorporate a human rights perspective.
Salomón Lerner Febres
PhD in Philosophy
Salomon Lerner Febres is Docteur en philosophie by the Université Catholique de Louvain and BA in Law by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) School of Law. He has been the Rector (President) of the PUCP since 1994 to 2004. Currently, he is Rector Emeritus and the Executive President of the Democracy and Human Rights Institute (IDEH-PUCP); and Professor of Philosophy, Education, Ethics and Methodology of the same university. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the Board of the Peruvian Film Institute and the President of the Lima Philharmonic Society. Also, Salomon Lerner has been the President of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Peru (2001-2003) and is the author of several publications linked to human rights issues and some articles and essays on philosophy, high education, globalization and government.
Renata A. Bregaglio
Master in Human Rights and Fundamental Rights
Attorney of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP); Master in Human Rights by the same University and Master of Fundamental Rights of the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. Currently, she coordinates the Academic Department at the Democracy and Human Rights Institute (IDEH-PUCP) and she is a Professor of the Department of Law and Human Rights Master PUCP.
Yvan F. Montoya
Doctor in Human Rights and Criminal Law
Yvan F. Montoya is Professor of Criminal Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru School of Law and Coordinator of the project “Strengthening Peru’s Judicial Response to Crimes of Corruption” of the Democracy and Human Rights Institute of the same university (IDEH-PUCP). He is also a former coordinator of the Criminal Law Master Program at the PUCP. He holds a Doctorate in Human Rights and Criminal Law from the Salamanca’s University of Spain. He has been the Ad-hoc Public Prosecutor to the case Fujimori-Montesinos of the Minister of Justice of Peru and Adjunct Commissioner and Researcher of the Ombudsman Office. He is the author of several publications on Human Rights and Criminal Law.
Professor of International Law (Peru)
Elizabeth Salmón is Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru School of Law and Director of the Democracy and Human Rights Institute of the same university (IDEH-PUCP), where she coordinates the Human Rights Master Program. She holds a Doctorate in International Law from Seville University, Spain and is the author of several publications on Public International Law; International Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law and Transitional Justice. Elizabeth Salmón is a former consultant to the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defense, Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross and visiting professor at the University of Bordeaux, France and University Externado of Colombia.
Master of Advanced Studies in Human Rights Sociologist Degree
Carmela Chávez is Sociologist by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and Master of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Master of Fundamental Rights of the Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Also, she holds a postgraduate diploma in Human Rights from the PUCP. She is a Professor of the Human Rights Master Program; School of General Studies in Arts; Faculty of Social Sciences and Sciences College of General Studies of the PUCP, too. Currently, she is a researcher of the Academic Department of the Democracy and Human Rights Institute (IDEH-PUCP).