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Instituto de Defensa Legal - IDL

Alternate Title IDL
Creator Instituto de Defensa Legal (Lima, Peru)
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In Peru
Geographic Focus Peru
Subjects Civil society; Human rights (General)
Summary The IDL is a non-governmental organization in Peru devoted to the defense and promotion of human rights as part of bringing peace to this country and consolidating its democratic institutions. The IDL was founded in 1983, when general and permanent violence appeared in the country, due to the 1980's appearance of Sendero Luminoso, a political organization with terrorist methods, and because of the governmental answer that maintains a continual practice of human rights violations, principally against innocent individuals.
Languages Spanish