AGREEMENT BETWEEN EDHUCASALUD AND THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
This document certifies the Institutional Cooperation Agreement
entered into on the one hand by Asociación Civil Educación
en Derechos Humanos con Aplicación en Salud (Civil Association
for Education on Human Rights with Application on Health) hereinafter
EDHUCASALUD , represented by Ursula Baertl Espinoza, identified
by DNI N° 07886689, with legal domicile in García
Calderón 362, Miraflores, Lima; and on the other hand
the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, hereinafter THE COMMISSION,
created through Supreme Decree N° 065-2001-PCM, represented
by its President, Salomón Lerner Febres, identified
with DNI N° 08771655 appointed to such position by Supreme
Resolution N° 330-2001-PCM and authorized to enter into
cooperation agreements by Ministry Resolution N° 212-2001-PCM,
with legal domicile on Av. Salaverry 2802, San Isidro, Lima,
in the following terms and conditions:
FIRST: PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
THE COMMISSION is a high
level organ created by the Executive Power through Supreme
Decree N° 065-2001-PCM on June 4th, 2001, complemented
later by Supreme Decree N°101-2001-PCM, aimed at clarifying
the process, facts and responsibilities of terrorist violence
and violation of human rights produced from May 1980
to November 2000, attributable both to terrorist organizations and to State
It also aims at proposing initiatives to strengthen peace and concord among
THE COMMISSION has become the ideal mechanism to process and
clarify the serious violations to human rights occurred during
violence period, thus requiring
all the support and cooperation of public and private institutions and
citizens at large. Besides, it must direct its efforts towards
analyzing the causes
of violence, contributing with the making of justice by competent organs
institutional reform and comprehensive redress to victims proposals.
is an Association made up by university and graduate students
devoted to organize and participate in different activities related with
of Human Rights in the field of health. Likewise, it carries out educational,
research, promotion, supervision and defense of Human Rights actions
in the field of health, in coordination with other organizations
and the State
public policies that ensure an effective exercise of the right to health
and to strengthen the participation of civil society in that field.
This agreement establishes the cooperation frame between
EDHUCASALUD and THE COMMISSION for the achievement of the
following general objectives:
1. Promoting the process of truth clarification, the rule
of law and redress for victims towards the consolidation of
the national reconciliation
and the strengthening of the constitutional democratic regime.
Promoting the effectiveness of Human Rights in Peruvian society,
especially emphasizing the restitution of violated rights as a
consequence of the
violence which affected our country
3. Contributing to the preparation
of recommendations for legal, constitutional, and educational
preventative reforms; also the
preparation of proposals
for programs to redress the victims of violence.
and disseminating the scope of the Truth and Reconciliation
work seeking to provide it with an important position in national
life and that it convokes the largest number of sectors in
society. To this
plan and projects detailing the work of both institutions will
THIRD: COMMITMENT OF THE PARTIES
According to the agreement objective, EDHUCASALUD commits
itself to develop the following activity related to the
issue of mental
a. Analysis of mental health sequels gathered in
the testimonies by THE COMMISSION through:
i) Systematizing and making a qualitative analysis of mental
health sequels from 1000 testimonies transcribed by THE
personnel. Said testimonies will correspond to a representative
sample of the universe of
by THE COMMISSION.
ii) Preparing a report concerning the mental health sequels
of the victims of political violence in the period THE
COMMISSION is investigating.
The sample design and testimony
selection will be THE COMMISSION’S
EDHUCASALUD will contribute with trained
personnel for these activities.
EDHUCASALUD commits itself
to keep the information THE COMMISSION submits it in strict
confidentiality when developing
work under the responsibility
of the association and team members.
THE COMMISSION commits
- Offer the EDHUCASALUD team the physical space
and necessary input to work on the 1000 transcribed testimonies.
- Provide the information EDHUCASALUD
requires for its work and train the members of the team for
- Make available for EDHUCASALUD
information so that it can execute the activities
foreseen in letters
in this agreement.
FOURTH: SPECIFIC AGREEMENTS
Specific agreements can be reached according
to the assumed activities or tasks. These
their scope, duration
and parties’ duties.
Likewise, other cooperation areas can
be established through them as well as
For the execution of the current agreement’s objectives,
the parties may request the necessary
economic and financial support, be
it public or
national or international.
does not generate any financial liabilities to THE COMMISSION.
SIXTH: AGREEMENT TERM
This agreement shall be effective from the date it is
signed and will be effective until THE COMMISSION completes
task conferred upon it by Supreme Decree Nº 065-2001-PCM,
unless any of the parties communicates the other party in
written form and with one month’s notice, its intention
of resolving it.
SEVENTH: OPERATIONAL COORDINATORS
For the better compliance with this agreement’s
objectives, the following operational coordinators are
For the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Viviana Valz
Gen, THE COMMISSION’S Mental Health Unit Coordinator.
For EDHUCASALUD: Camila Gianella Malca, member of EDHUCASALUD
So as to reach these agreement’s objectives, both parties,
through operational coordinators or those appointed by them,
commit themselves to hold joined coordination and action
design meetings when any of the parties consider it necessary.
INTERPRETATION AND CONTROVERSIES
This agreement is based upon the parties’ good faith.
Hence, any controversies that could come up regarding interpretation,
execution or non-compliance, shall be resolved by agreement
of the parties.
In conformity with the contents and scope
of this agreement, the parties sign it in two equally
valid copies in Lima on
the 29th day of October, 2002.
Salomón Lerner Febres
Truth and Reconciliation Commission