AGREEMENT BETWEEN CONEP- PAZ Y ESPERANZA AND THE TRUTH AND
This document certifies the institutional cooperation agreement
entered into by the National Evangelic Council of Peru- CONEP
and the Paz y Esperanza Association, represented by Victor
Arroyo Cuyubamba, director of CONEP, identified by DNI N° 0721449
and Germán Vargas Farías, Executive Director
of Paz y Esperanza, identified with L.E. ( Voter Card) 07563554,
with domicile at Jr. Hermilio Valdizán 681 Jesús
María, Lima and on the other, the Truth And Reconciliation
Commission created by the President of the Republic through
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 to such
position through Supreme Resolution 330-2001-PCM, and authorized
to sign cooperation agreements through Ministerial Resolution
212-2001-PCM, with domicile at Av. Salaverry 2802- San Isidro,
Lima, hereinafter the COMMISSION, under the following terms
FIRST: PARTS TO THE AGREEMENT
CONEP-PAZ Y ESPERANZA
CONEP-PAZ Y ESPERANZA are entities of the Evangelic Community
associated to defend and promote human rights. For some years
they have developed several programs aimed at serving defenseless
people and groups who are victims of political violence. CONEP,
a representative institution of the National Evangelic Community,
and PAZ Y ESPERANZA, an entity specialized in the defense and
promotion of human dignity, have signed a common cooperation
agreement for promoting human rights in Peru.
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: OBJECTIVES OF THE AGREEMENT
This agreement establishes the framework for cooperation between
civil society institutions and the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission for the achievement of the following general objectives:
- Promoting the process of finding the truth, the rule of
law and the redress of victims that will lead to stronger
Reconciliation and democratic government .
- Promoting respect for human rights in Peru, with an emphasis
on the restitution of violated rights as a result of violence
- Contributing recommendations for legal, institutional
and educational reforms; and to prepare proposals for programs
victims of violence.
- Promoting and disseminating the
work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to enhance
for national life
and embrace the largest possible number of sectors
in society. To this effect, an action plan and projects
of both institutions will be prepared.
THIRD: COOPERATION AREAS
In line with the objective of the agreement, the cooperation
Clarification of acts against human rights.
CONEP and PAZ Y ESPERANZA will hand over to the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission information on human rights crimes and violations
that affected the evangelic churches and rural communities
where there was evangelic leadership.
Education and sensitization
Through evangelic ministers leaders and churches around Peru,
and especially in the areas most affected by violence, CONEP
and PAZ Y ESPERANZA commit to disseminate the tasks and attributions
of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and train local
and community leaders, encouraging them to participate in
actions to support the Commission.
Mediation and complementation
To bring commissioners and members of the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission Executive Secretariat closer to the rural population
affected by violence that acknowledge the authority of evangelic
ministers and churches, CONEP and PAZ Y ESPERANZA will encourage
the latter to act as intermediaries and to assist commissioners
and victims. This may include providing temporary facilities
or premises for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to
carry out their work.
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
The parties are free to request the economic and financial
support they need, be it from either public or private, national
or international sources.
SIXTH: TERM OF THE AGREEMENT
This agreement shall be effective for 18 months as from its
signing and until the Truth and Reconciliation Commission completes
its mandate, unless one of the parties notifies the other party
in writing and one month advance its intention of terminating
SEVENTH: OPERATION COORDINATORS
The following operation coordinators will help to comply with
the objectives of this agreement:
For the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Javier Ciurlizza
Contreras, Executive Secretary
For CONEP: Victor Arroyo Cuyubamba, Director
For PAZ Y ESPERANZA: Germán Vargas Farías, Director
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.
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 October, 2002.
Salomón Lerner Febres
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Victor Arroyo Cuyubamba Germán Vargas Farías
CONEP PAZ Y ESPERANZA