More than two weeks after the tragic events that occurred in Bagua on June 5th, EPAF is joining the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, and the International Human Rights Foundation (FIDH) in calling for the immediate creation of an independent investigatory commission to determine the truth about the events that transpired. In addition to establishing a definitive chronology of said events, the commission would also have the important responsibility of: -determining the actual number of dead and wounded; -specifying the causes of death and the circumstances under which the victims were killed or wounded; -investigating possible cases of forced disappearance and determining the number of the missing; -examining the hill near the “Devil’s Curve” where the first confrontation between the police and indigenous activist’s occurred. The commission’s findings should then be used to establish the criminal responsibility of those involved in these illegal acts of violence and prosecute them according to the requirements of the law. Considering the animosity and lack of confidence the civilian population-especially the indigenous people of the region-has with relation to the state, it is recommended that any attempts to investigate be carried out by independent institutions or persons in order to ensure transparency in the process. Finally, EPAF sends its condolences to all the victims of the violence and urges the country to reflect on the importance of protecting and preserving the lives of all Peruvians.