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Peru: Many With Disability Left Off Voting Lists

Expand Actors with down syndrome represent Hamlet in a theater in Lima in December 2019.  © 2019 Samer Muscati (Lima, Peru) – Thousands of Peruvian citizens with disabilities who had previously been under legal guardianship by courts have not been included on the national voting registry in time to vote in the January 26, 2020 congressional elections in Peru, the Society and Disability (SODIS), Peruvian Down Syndrome Society, and Human Rights Watch said today. In 2018, Peru adopted a landmark law, Decree No. 1384, that abolishes guardianship and recognizes that people with disabilities are…

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