COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
COMMISSION AND THE ANDEAN COMMISSION OF JURISTS
This document certifies the inter-institutional cooperation
agreement entered into by the Truth And Reconciliation Commission,
on the one hand, hereinafter CVR created by Supreme Decree
065-2001-PCM of June 4th, 2001, as amended by Supreme Decree
101-2001-PCM, represented by its Chairman Salomón Lerner
Febres, identified with DNI 08771655, appointed by Supreme
Resolution 330-2001-PCM, and authorized to sign cooperation
agreements with private sectors entities, through Ministerial
Resolution 212-2001-PCM, with domicile at Av. Salaverry N° 2802-
San Isidro, Lima, and the Andean Commission of Jurists, hereinafter
CAAJ, registered in the Public Registry of Lima in Card 5487
duly represented for this act by its Secretary General Renzo
Chiri Marquez, according to a special power of attorney granted
to its Executive Director to sign this agreement and which
is attached to it, identified with DNI 0920247 with domicile
at Los Sauces N° 285, San Isidro district, province and
department of Lima, under the following terms and conditions:
FIRST: PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT
The parties to this cooperation agreement are:
CVR is a government institution created by Decree Supreme
065-2001-PCM of June 4th, 2001, in charge of clarifying the
process, facts and responsibilities of terrorist violence and
violation of human rights produced from May 1980 to November
2000, imputable both to terrorist organizations and to state
agencies. It also aims at proposing initiatives to strengthen
peace and concord among Peruvians.
By virtue of its mandate, CVR can request cooperation from
public and private institutions and from citizens at large,
when it deems so relevant.
CAJ is an international non-profit association with consultative
status before the United Nations Economic and Social Council,
devoted to the defense and dissemination of the principles
supporting the rule of law and democracy in the Andean region
countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela).
SECOND: COMMON INTERESTS
CVR and CAJ share the interest and purpose of achieving national
reconciliation, the rule of law and the strengthening of constitutional
democracies, as well as preparing institutional, legal, educational
and other reform recommendations to be considered in legislative,
political or administrative initiatives.
THIRD: OBJECTIVE OF THE AGREEMENT
The objective of the agreement is to establish the framework
of relations that will permit inter-institutional cooperation
between CVR and CAJ to contribute in the design and execution
of specific actions aimed at disseminating appropriate knowledge
and application of international human rights standards and
protection mechanism regulated by national and international
human rights law, as well as incorporating CVR in the Juridical
Information Network Program (hereinafter RIJ)
RIJ is a CAJ program created to act as a means of communication
and information between the judicial systems, the human rights
national and international systems, the institutions related
to the subject and civil society agents in the Andean region
countries. It contains a data base with information regarding
judicial reform programs, the activity of the Ombudsman, Andean
countries legislation and human rights international law, among
FIFTH: COMMITMENT OF THE PARTIES
CVR commits to:
- Disseminate the RIJ program in the CVR’s
regional, zonal and area offices.
- Provide CAJ non-reserved
information on its activities and investigations to be
disseminated on the RIJ’s web page.
- Cooperate with updating the
information in the RIJ program data base regarding
- Select CVR personnel for training activities organized
- Provide non-reserved information requested by other RIJ
CAJ commits to:
- Incorporate CVR in the
RIJ program as a participating institution.
- Provide CVR with
institutional support for the development of training
activities on human rights for its officials,
using RIJ program’s data base as information
- Facilitating access of CVR to the RIJ program’s
data base on human rights, judicial systems, ombudsman
national legislation, international criminal law, the
fight against corruption, constitutional jurisprudence, jurisprudence
on international decisions and other subjects.
a space within RIJ program’s web page to post
information related to CVR’s activities.
CVR information services from CAJ’s information
and documentation center as well as links to other
RIJ program members.
- Invite CVR officials to RIJ’s
- Answer queries from CVR regional,
zonal and area offices concerning human rights and the
administration of justice.
SIXTH: 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.
SEVENTH: OPERATION COORDINATORS
The following operation coordinators will help to comply with
the objectives of this agreement:
For CVR: Iris Jave Pinedo
For CAJ: Eddie Condor Chuqiruna
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.
Any of the parties may terminate the current agreement. To
do so one of the parties will notify the other party in writing
and one month and a half advance its intention of terminating
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, or until it is terminated
by any 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 14th day of March, 2002.
Renzo Chiri Marquez
ANDEAN COMISISION OF JURISTS
Salomón Lerner Febres
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION