Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries, A/HRC/7/7/Add.2, 4 February 2008: Peru
42. Reports were received of the death of a Spaniard, killed and robbed by a watchman. Moreover, of the 69 attacks on transvestites, transgenders or transsexuals investigated by Runa in 2006, 52 were committed by watchmen. Because local taxes vary from municipality to municipality, the rich ones have better protection, which is against the universal principle of non-discrimination in the right to security. In addition, the lack of any overall civic security policy means that each of Peru’s 1,600 districts has a different strategy. The State is thus abdicating its duty to protect its citizens.
Link to full text of the report: Mission report-WG Mercenaries-Peru-2008-eng
- 1. Runa Institute for Development and Gender Studies, Lima↵