AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BARTOLOME DE LAS CASAS INSTITUTE AND
THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
This document certifies the Institutional Cooperation Agreement
entered into by the Bartolomé de las Casas Institute,
on the one hand, represented by its Director, Rosa Alayza Mujica,
identified with L.E. N° 07814726, with domicile at Belisario
Flores N° 687, Lince Lima, hereinafter the INSTITUTE, and
on the other hand, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,
crated created by the President of the Republic through Supreme
Decree 065-2001-PCM, as amended by Supreme Decree 101-2001-PCM,
represented by its Chairman, Doctor Salomón Lerner Febres,
identified wirh D.N.I. N° 08771655, appointed to such position
through Supreme Resolution 330-2001-PCM with legal domicile
at Av. Salaverry N° 2802, Lima 17, hereinafter, the COMMISSION
, under the following terms and conditions:
FIRST: PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT
Bartolomé de las Casas Institute
The Bartolomé de las Casas Institute is a non-profit
civil association founded in 1974 and registered on January
7th, 1983 on Card 5618 of the Public Registry of Lima, aiming
at contributing to the liberation of the people and the country’s
comprehensive development from the perspective of the option
for the poor.
The liberation we seek puts people at the forefront of every
project and promotes personal growth together with structural
and collective aspects, while taking into account the social,
economic, cultural and gender dimensions of life.
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
the Pro Human Rights Association 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 National
Reconciliation and democratic government .
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 its
significance for national life
and embrace the largest possible number of sectors in
society. To this effect, an action plan and projects detailing
of both institutions will be prepared.
THIRD: COOPERATION AREAS
In line with the objectives of agreement,
the cooperation will refer to the following issues:
Providing consulting and a philosophical, ethical and theological
perspective around the value of pardon and reconciliation within
the frame of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s
Organizing training workshops and seminars on these
subjects both for commissioners and technical experts.
information and opinions referred to the Commission and to
the topics it will deal with through the media materials
produced by the Bartolomé de las Casas Institute
in the provinces. These media are Signos, a bi-monthly
Signos radio program and Signos Correspondent Network.
Publishing opinion articles referred to the Commission
and the relevance of its activities through reflecting
social, ethical and theological aspects by the Institute’s
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 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: Javier Ciurlizza
Contreras, Executive Secretary
For Bartolome de las Casas Institute:
Roza Alayza Mujica, Director
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.
In conformance with the contents and scope of this agreement,
the parties sign it in two equally valid copies in Lima on
the 19th day of November, 2001.
Rosa Alayza Mujica,
Bartolome de las Casas Institute
Truth and Reconciliation Commission