Audio: Criminal Justice Reforms in Peru (in Spanish)

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September 2014


The ABA Rule of Law Initiative collaborated with Peruvian experts to develop 16 radio public service announcements (PSAs) about the country’s ongoing criminal justice reforms. The PSAs cover various topics, including the presumption of innocence, victims’ rights, the roles of the public defender and the national police, and citizen arrests. Designed to raise public awareness of the accusatorial criminal justice system that Peru began implementing in 2006, the PSAs demonstrate how the new system affects citizens’ day-to-day lives.

The first 6 PSAs are listed below:

6. The Victim and the Criminal Proceedings

This episode features Luis Francia of the Public Defender’s Office and federal prosecutor Rosario López Wong.

5. The Role of the Judge

This episode features Superior Court Judge Susana Castañeda and Julio Espinoza, private defense attorney.

4. The Role of Public Defense
This episode features assistant federal prosecutor Alcides Chinchay and head of criminal public defense Carlos Rodríguez.

3. The Role of the Prosecutor’s Office

This episode features federal prosecutor Frank Almanza and private defense attorney Fernando Ugaz. 

2. The Role of the National Police

This episode features Victor Yalpén, technical secretary of the Prosecutor’s Office Technical Team for the Implementation of the New Criminal Procedure Code and Holguer Obando, commander of the Peruvian National Police.

1. Transparency and the Limits of the New Criminal Proceedings

This episode features Carlos Vásquez, technical secretary of the Special Commission on the Implementation of the New Criminal Procedure Code, and Vladimir Padilla, a private defense attorney.