Information on the date and details surrounding the transition from the Dirección Contra el Terrorismo (DIRCOTE) to the Dirección Nacional Contra el Terrorismo (DINCOTE) [PER15800.E]

According to a researcher of the Andean Commission of Jurists (ACJ) in Lima, the first reference made to the Dirección Nacional Contra el Terrorismo (DINCOTE) as a legal entity is found in Law 25744 of 27 September 1992 (9 Dec. 1993). The researcher added that aside from the change in name (the addition of the word "Nacional") the only modification to DIRCOTE (now DINCOTE) is an addition to its mandate, which now includes the prevention of and fight against fight treason against the country (traición a la patria) (ibid.).

For further information on DINCOTE, please refer to Response to Information Request PER13003 of 8 February 1993, which is available at your regional Documentation Centre.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Andean Commission of Jurists (ACJ), Lima. 9 December 1993. Telephone interview with researcher.