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Overview

Peru recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths per million people. Concerns remained about impunity for excessive use of force by law enforcement officials. Formal criminal charges were brought in cases of forced sterilization and proceedings in other cases of systematic sexual violence resumed. The authorities had yet to adequately address the health crisis experienced by Indigenous peoples due to environmental contamination by toxic substances. Cases of gender-based violence increased, as did the number of missing women.

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Abolitionist for ordinary crimes

Retains the death penalty only for serious crimes, such as those committed during times of war

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