REDRESS submitted comments on a number of key concerns in relation to Peru in advance of the adoption of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting at the 52nd Session of the Committee against Torture. In particular such issues include the need for amending the Criminal Code of Peru and the establishment of National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). A key concern was also the excessive use force by the police and security forces in the context of social protests and the discriminatory practices and their impact on the causes and consequences of torture in Peru.