AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE
AMAZONIAN APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY CENTER
AND THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
This document certifies the institutional cooperation agreement
entered into by the Amazonian Applied Anthropology Center,
on the one hand with RUC 20147960370, represented by its Director
Adda Chuecas Cabrera identified with L.E. N° 07840375,
with legal domicile at Av. Gonzalez Prada N° 626 Magdalena
del Mar – Lima, hereinafter CAAAP; and, on the other
hand, the Truth And Reconciliation Commission created by the
President of the Republic through Supreme Decree 065-2001-PCM,
as amended by Supreme Decree 101-2001-PCM, represented by its
President SALOMÓN LERNER FEBRES, identified with DNI
08771655, appointed to such position by Supreme Resolution
330-2001-PCM with legal domicile at Av. Salaverry 2802- San
Isidro Lima, hereinafter the COMMISSION under the following
terms and conditions:
FIRST: PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT
The Amazonian Applied Anthropology Center - CAAAP
a non-governmental organization affiliated with the Catholic
Church organized as a civil association registered
on card 3451 of the Lima Corporation Registry , whose main
objective is to contribute to defending and promoting the
rights of the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a high level entity
created by the Executive Power through Supreme Decree N° 065-2001-PCM
of June 4th, 2001, as complemented by Supreme Decree N° 101-2001-PCM,
to clarify the process, tasks and responsibilities related
to terrorist violence and violations of human rights from May
1980 to November 2000, by both terrorist organizations and
members of the state. It also makes proposals for strengthening
peace and creating harmony among Peruvians.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has become the ideal
mechanism to process and clarify the serious violations of
human rights occurred during the violence period –it
needs all the support and cooperation of public and private
institutions and of citizens at large. In addition, it must
direct its efforts at analyzing the causes of violence, contributing
to the making of justice by competent entities and preparing
proposals for institutional reform and the comprehensive redressing
SECOND: OBJECTIVE OF THE AGREEMENT
The objective of this agreement is establishing ways for cooperation
between the COMMISSION and CAAAP to carry out joint actions
so the COMMISSION can perform its functions regarding political
violence in the central jungle (Tambo River, Satipo) and to
protect the rights of the Peruvian Amazon’s indigenous
people. The agreement also covers the department of San Martín,
which also suffered from the political violence of terrorist
THIRD: COOPERATION AREAS
In line with the objective of the agreement, the cooperation
Information and training
CAAAP shall organize talks for Commission technical staff
on the political, psychological and socio-cultural aspects
of political violence and its sequels among the Ashaninka people
of the Tambo River and in the peasant region of San Martín.
It will prepare and facilitate an agenda to visit and meet
leaders and authorities from the Tambo River area (Satipo)
and representatives of the San Martín area with the
Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s members or technical
team personnel in Lima, Satipo and Tarapoto.
Sensitization on the COMMISSION’s work
Sensitization in the city of Satipo and the city of Tarapoto.
Dissemination, sensitization and facilitation training workshops
about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for 20 communal
Dissemination and sensitization workshops in the high and
middle Tambo River areas with chiefs of the 35 indigenous
of the Tambo River watershed. Other workshops shall also
be conducted in the San Martin districts.
Printed bilingual dissemination materials (Ashaninka
Professional and technical support in organizing and
carrying out forums, events, training workshops and
of oral and written of interest to both organizations.
Hearings and access to information
Support to the Commission in organizing public hearings with
the indigenous population affected by the political violence,
as part of their right to participation and consultation within
the framework of ILO agreement 169 and Supreme Decree 065-2001-PCM
CAAAP will facilitate interviews with the main indigenous
and peasant leaders to profit from their knowledge about the
Provide the Commission with bibliographic material published
by CAAAP on the political, psychological and socio cultural
problems of political violence in both areas.
Aid the Commission to better perform its duty. CAAAP will
facilitate its offices in the areas covered in this agreement.
Follow up work
Organization of follow up workshops on the
effects of rebuilding past experiences among the Ashaninka
at the Tambo river and
the San Martin peasant farmers.
Preparing brochures to disseminate the progress, results
and recommendations made by the Commission.
CAAAP will cooperate by making suggestions and recommendations,
and responding the Commission.
FOURTH: SPECIFIC AGREEMENTS
Specific agreements will be prepared by cooperation areas.
The agreement’s scope and duration, and the obligations
of the parties will be established in the agreement. Additional
areas of cooperation and their scope may also be identified.
For the execution of the objectives, the parties are free
to request the economic and financial support they need, be
it from either public or private, national or international
This agreement does not generate any financial liabilities
to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
SIXTH: TERM OF THE AGREEMENT
This agreement shall become effective as from its signing
and until the COMMISSION completes its mandate in compliance
with Supreme Decree N° 065-2001-PCM, unless one of the
parties notifies the other party in writing and one month advance
its intention of terminating the agreement.
SEVENTH: OPERATION COORDINATORS
The following operation coordinators will help to comply with
the objectives of this agreement:
For the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Jorge Salazar
Cussianovich, Coordinator of the Investigation Area
For CAAAP: Leslie Villapolo Herrera
To achieve the objectives of this agreement, both parties,
through their operation coordinators or their designers agree
to hold joint coordination and action plan meetings when requested
by any of the parties.
EIGHTH: INTERPRETATION AND CONTROVERSIES
This agreement is based upon the parties’ good faith.
Any controversies arising its interpretation, execution or
breach will be resolved by agreement of the parties, considering
the agreement signed between the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
and the National Human Rights Coordination Committee.
In conformance with the contents and scope of this agreement,
the parties sign it in two equally valid copies on the 19th
day of November, 2001.
Febres Adda Chuecas