Catherine Binet (Peru)


Catherine Binet

Catherine Binet (Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team – EPAF): Before going to university, Catherine interned at EDUCA, a Mexican NGO that promotes community development in the department of Oaxaca. Catherine completed her undergraduate studies in International Development and Hispanic Languages at McGill University, where she graduated with first class honours. At the time of her fellowship, she was studying for a Masters degree in International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. The Human Rights Internet in Ottawa supported Catherine’s fellowship.



16 Dec

As El Santa Closes the Circle, So Do I

Back in August, I wrote about the discovery of the remains of Gilmer Ramiro León

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Posted Dec 16, 2011

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10 Dec

Lobbying in Lima (or The Relatives Unite Part III)

I left off my previous post with EPAF staff and victims’ representatives from different communities

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Posted Dec 10, 2011

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22 Nov

The Relatives Unite Part II

It’s done; my fellowship is over. As a matter of fact, I have already left

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Posted Nov 22, 2011

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05 Nov

The Relatives Unite Part I

I feel like this is the first time in the past two weeks that I

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Posted Nov 05, 2011

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28 Oct

A little bit about Raccaya

Alfredo García, the relative of a victim of the Peruvian political violence, relates his personal

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Posted Oct 28, 2011

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24 Oct

A full circle

As the end of my fellowship with EPAF is fast approaching, I feel like somehow

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Posted Oct 24, 2011

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19 Oct

Just for a laugh

Forget the doom and gloom, I have decided today’s post will be a light one.

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Posted Oct 19, 2011

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16 Oct

Fighting Indifference one Conversatorio at a Time

Two weeks ago I went to Callao, Lima’s port, to attend an event organized by

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Posted Oct 16, 2011

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07 Oct

On the road again…

On my last trip to Ayacucho last week, I was fortunate enough to witness first-hand

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Posted Oct 07, 2011

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30 Sep

A Few Words on Ethics and Advocacy

A few weeks ago, one of the projects I have been working on took shape

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Posted Sep 30, 2011

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17 Sep

International Cooperation for Human Rights and Peru’s Fight Against Impunity

In 1985, while serving as a second lieutenant in the Peruvian Army, Telmo Hurtado ordered

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Posted Sep 17, 2011

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11 Sep

On the Anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Can Peru Celebrate?

On Friday, August 26th, I attended a commemoration of the 8th anniversary of the presentation

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Posted Sep 11, 2011

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04 Sep

Ciro Castillo and the Unrelenting Search for One Disappeared

In Peru, everyone knows the name of Ciro Castillo Rojo. The young man disappeared almost

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Posted Sep 04, 2011

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15 Aug

El Santa and the Search for Peru’s 15,000 Disappeared

Earlier this month, four clandestine graves were discovered along the Panamerican highway in the Peruvian

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Posted Aug 15, 2011

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10 Aug

Flashback to Huamanquiquia

Of all the rural communities that I have visited so far with EPAF, Huamanquiquia has

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Posted Aug 10, 2011

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27 Jul

“Con Nuestra Memoria, Resistimos la Impunidad”

“With our memory, we resist impunity” – Statement by the relatives of the victims of

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Posted Jul 27, 2011

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19 Jul

A Big Week for Memory

This week has been an eventful one in Lima. The mood is festive, with pre-celebrations

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Posted Jul 19, 2011

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15 Jul

(More) On Reparations

After writing last week on the process of reparation to the victims of the Peruvian

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Posted Jul 15, 2011

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05 Jul

On Reparations

The issue of reparations to the victims of the internal armed conflict is one that

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Posted Jul 05, 2011

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28 Jun

Tupananchikkama, Ayacucho

Huamanquiquia, Sacsamarca and Hualla. These are the names of the three communities of the Pampas-Qaracha

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Posted Jun 28, 2011

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24 Jun

Coca Quintu

This post is going to be a very short one, as things have been rather

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Posted Jun 24, 2011

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13 Jun

A few thoughts on the current conjuncture in Peru

I am of the opinion that a disaster of tremendous proportions was avoided last Sunday

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Posted Jun 13, 2011

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08 Jun

Putis Blossoms Video

At last, I have found some time to put together a short video of the

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Posted Jun 08, 2011

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04 Jun

Pre-Elections Lima in Images

Today, armed with my faithful camera, I set out to capture the essence of the

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Posted Jun 04, 2011

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02 Jun

Reflexions on Putis: Memory and Development

On the way back from Putis, we hit a rock and the car went flying,

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Posted Jun 02, 2011

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30 May

First stop: Putis, land of memory, land of hope

Getting to the centro poblado of Putis in the department of Ayacucho from Lima is

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Posted May 30, 2011

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24 May

“Un país que olvida su historia está condenado a repertirla”

(A country that forgets its history is doomed to repeat it) These words, a not-so-subtle

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Posted May 24, 2011

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15 May

Bienvenido a Lima

Since my arrival four days ago, I have been catching up with the sights and

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Posted May 15, 2011

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06 May

Pre-departure Reflections

“A society cannot learn to coexist peacefully and in justice if it is not able

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Posted May 06, 2011

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