AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CENTER FOR POPULATION PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT
AND THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
This document certifies the institutional cooperation agreement
entered into by the Center for Population Promotion and Development
(CEPRODEP) with RUC 20138280595, represented by its Executive
Director YANET PALOMINO MADUEÑO, with legal domicile
at Jr. Santiago Wagner 2886 – Lima 21, and the Truth
and Reconciliation Commission-CVR, represented by its president
SALOMÓN LERNER FEBRES, appointed by Supreme Resolution
330-2001-PCM with legal domicile at Av. Salaverry 2802- Lima
27, in the following terms and conditions:
FIRST CLAUSE: PARTIES
Center for Population Promotion and Development- CEPRODEP
A non-governmental, non-profit organization, CEPRODEP contributes
to building sustainable peace by developing and validating
ways to redress the sequels and prevent cases of political
From its inception in 1986, it has directed its research and
social promotion activities to the areas and populations affected
by political violence, mainly in Lima and Ayacucho.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission - CVR
Created by Supreme Decree N° 065-2001-PCM, the CVR aims
at clarifying the process, facts and responsibilities connected
with terrorist violence and violation of human rights occurred
from May 1980 to November 2000, imputable to both terrorist
organizations and state agents. It also aims at proposing initiatives
to strengthen peace and concord 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, thus requiring
all the support and cooperation of public and private institutions
and of citizens at large. Besides, it directs its effort at
analyzing the causes of violence, contributing the making of
justice by competent organs and preparing proposals for institutional
reform and comprehensive redress to victims.
SECOND CLAUSE: OBJECTIVE OF THE AGREEMENT
This agreement establishes the institutional cooperation framework
between CEPRODEP and CVR to achieve the following objectives:
- Contributing to finding the truth about the 20 years of
political violence experienced in Peru, and thus strengthening
democracy, rule of law and national reconciliation.
to the analysis and explanation of sequels to political
violence in different areas of peoples’ lives,
mainly those in rural and per-urban areas.
to prepare policy, norms and programs recommendations aimed
at restoring past living conditions, capacities
and quality, and preventing repeated political violence.
THIRD CLAUSE: COOPERATION AREAS
According to the agreement’s objectives and support
commitment assumed by CEPRODEP, the following institutional
cooperation areas are identified:
a) Documentation of political violence and its sequels
During its 15 years of operations, the Center for Population
Promotion and Development has produced qualitative and quantitative
information on violence, and its sequels in rural and peri-urban
communities, mainly in two seriously affected departments:
Lima and Ayacucho. Based upon its cumulative experience, CEPRODEP
commits to prepare the following products and deliver them
to the CVR:
- National displacement diagnosis.
- Evaluation of the displacement
from and reconstruction of areas affected by political
violence in the department of
Ayacucho five years after peace-building started.
on the impact of political violence on women and their
organizations, and their reactions.
- Study on political violence
- Study on the sequels of political violence on children
and their families.
- In-depth case studies on displacement:
- Recording and analysis of collective testimonies:
50 communities that were devastated and /or totally abandoned.
b) Systematization of redress and prevention experiences:
Preparation of Proposals
In compliance with its institutional mission and objectives,
CEPRODEP has undertaken redress and prevention tasks in the
departments of Lima and Ayacucho. The scope of the work and
insufficient funding prevented fully documenting these initiatives.
To prepare redress and prevention recommendations for the CVR,
the following products will be made available:
- Systematization of the experience with children
affected by political violence in rural and peri-urban areas.
of experiences alternative models for building institutions
in areas affected by political violence
in rural and peri-urban areas.
- Systematization of experiences
on political participation of women and their organizations
in areas affected by political
- Systematization of family violence as a war sequel
in rural and peri-urban areas.
- Policy, regulation, redress
and prevention recommendations for affected areas and populations.
c) Dissemination initiatives
Cooperation in dissemination events, seminars, workshops,
campaigns and others relating to the objectives and jurisdiction
of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, mainly in Lima
d) Consensus building initiatives
The organized participation of local and regional social and
political actors, and particularly of the affected population
is fundamental to build sustainable peace, . In this regard,
CEPRODEP commits to:
- Broadening and contributing to the strengthening
of Consensus Building Networks for Peace in two departments:
(Lima and Ayacuho) in close coordination with the Poverty
Fighting Round Table to encourage victims to provide testimonies
CVR, to assist them in preparing their redress and prevention
demands and proposals, and to create the conditions and
build their capacities so they can play a main role in implementing
- CEPRODEP has 2 offices
and headquarters in Lima. It also has an area office
in Ayacucho, that may support initiatives
FOURTH CLAUSE : 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.
If amendments and/or extensions are approved, an ADDENDUM
shall be signed and shall become part of this Agreement.
FIFTH CLAUSE : 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.
SIXTH CLAUSE: FUNDING
For the execution of this agreement’s objectives and
activities, the parties are free to request the economic and
financial support they need, be it from either public or private,
national or international sources.
SEVENTH CLAUSE: OPERATIONAL COORDINATORS
The following operation coordinators will help to comply with
the objectives of this agreement:
For the Truth and Reconciliation Commission:
Hortensia Moncloa Arias Schreiber, operational coordinator
for the CVR’s area of sequels, redress and mental health.
In Lima: Alfredo Valencia Pozo
In Ayacucho: Blanca Zanabria Pantoja
So as to reach this agreement’s objectives, both parties
through their operational coordinators or those appointed by
them, commit themselves to hold joint coordination and action
design meetings when any of the parties considers necessary.
EIGHTH CLAUSE : INTERPRETATION AND CONTROVERSIES
This agreement is based upon the parties’ good faith.
Hence, any controversies that could come up regarding interpretation,
execution or noncompliance, will be resolved by agreement
of the parties.
In conformance with the contents and scope of this agreement,
the parties sign it in two equally valid copies in Lima on
the 9th day of August, 2002.
Salomón Lerner Febres
Truth and Reconciliation Commission