Modification of the Denomination of Truth Commission
to Truth and Reconciliation
THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
Supreme Decree N° 065-2001-PCM created the Truth Commission
with a mandate to examine the process, facts and liabilities
of terrorist violence and human rights violations from May
1980 to November 2000, by either terrorist organizations and
State agents; and to propose initiatives aimed at strengthening
peace and harmony among Peruvians;
One of the essential goals of the Commission is laying the
foundations for in-depth national reconciliation, clarifying
facts, and restoring justice;
It is appropriate to change the name from Truth Commission
to Truth and Reconciliation Commission;
Pursuant to Article 4 of said regulation, it is established that the Truth
Commission will sit seven members, all Peruvian nationals, reputed ethical
background, prestige and legitimacy, and committed to the defense of democracy
and constitutional institutions. They will be appointed by the President of
the Republic by a Supreme Resolution, with the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers;
It is appropriate to increase the number of Commission members to twelve, in
order to include personalities who comply with the above requirements and can
help in fulfilling the ambitious goals that have been set for coming months.
Given the importance of the Commission’s tasks it is appropriate to extend
its term, as foreseen in Article 7 of the above Supreme Decree;
Pursuant to section 24) of Article 118 of the Political Constitution of the
State and Legislative Decree N° 560 – Executive Power Law:
With the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers ;
Article 1.- To change the
name of the Truth Commission, created by Supreme Decree N° 065-2001-PCM,
to TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION.
Article 2.- To modify Article
4 of Supreme Decree N° 065-2001-PCM, which reads as follows:
“Article 4.- The Truth
and Reconciliation Commission sits a maximum of twelve members,
all Peruvian nationals, of reputed ethical background, prestige
and legitimacy and committed to the defense of democracy and
The President of the Republic, with the approval of the Cabinet
of Ministers shall appoint the Commission members by Supreme
Resolution countersigned by the Cabinet Chief”.
Article 3.- To grant the Truth
and Reconciliation Commission an additional 30 days to organize
its work and prepare the corresponding regulatory documents.
This additional term is granted notwithstanding the eighteen
months mentioned in Article 7 of Supreme Decree N° 065-2001-PCM.
Article 4.- This Supreme Decree is countersigned by the Cabinet
Chief, and the Ministers of Defense, Internal Affairs, Justice
and Foreign Affairs.
Issued in the House of Government, in Lima, on the 31st day
of August, 2001.
Constitutional President of the Republic
ROBERTO DANIÑO ZAPATA
DAVID WAISMAN RJAVINSTHI
Minister of Defense
FERNANDO ROSPIGLIOSI C.
Minister of Internal Affairs
FERNANDO OLIVERA VEGA
Minister of Justice
DIEGO GARCIA-SAYAN LARRABURE
Minister of Foreign Affairs