Human Rights

IACHR visit to Honduras Dec. 2014: Preliminary Observations concerning the Human Rights Situation in Honduras

 Last Friday, December 5, 2014 the IACHR concluded a week long visit to Honduras. Their initial observations demonstrate that the situation concerning human rights continues to deteriorate and that the current government's actions and failure to act impels the situation in the wrong direction. A full report will be released, but not until the spring of next year.  Here is a link to their initial, rather detailed observations. 

LENCA INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF LA PAZ ATTACKED

Press release by MILPAH (Lenca independent indigenous movement of La Paz) and CONROA (National Coalition of Environmental Networks and Organizations)

Amnesty International Alert

 Amnesty International just released the following alert (PDF)  alert regarding the killing of Juan Angel Lopez Miralda in the community of Rigores in Tujillo noting that others in the community could be at risk.

Excerpts from Congressional Briefing on the Impact of U.S. Security Assistance on HR in Mexico, Central America and Colombia

 
During a visit to Washington in late July, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina jointly called for a regional security initiative modeled on Plan Colombia in response to the rampant violence sweeping their countries. 
 
In an October 29th Congressional brie

Statement by the Mesoamerican Working Group* on the Impact of U.S. Security Assistance on Human Rights in Mexico, Central America, and Colombia

 
October 29, 2014  U.S. military and police assistance to Central America and Mexico has skyrocketed over the last fifteen years.  U.S.

The Hondurans that don’t migrate: Indigenous communities face death threats to defend their land

 We link to an article, published in Latin Correspondent, written by a recently returned PROAH volunteer about what is happening in Locomapa- a community in Yoro, Honduras that is struggling to protect communal lands from illegal logging and mining:  

http://latincorrespondent.com/honduras/locomapa-de-yoro-indigenous-tolup...

 

ALERT: ARMED ASSAULT OF PRIESTS WITH PROTECTIVE MEASURES AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PROAH ACCOMPANIERS

 
The Honduras Accompaniment Project/Proyecto de Acompañamiento internacional en Honduras (PROAH) expresses its grave concern regarding the armed assault and abduction carried out against Father César Augusto Espinoza Muñoz and Father Abel Carbajal, priests of the parish of Arizona, Atlántida and three international human rights accompaniers with PROAH (Two Swiss and one French citizens).

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Honduras, Children, Rights and Exclusion

“To migrate is a right, to be expelled from your country should be a crime” A.L.

Visit our blog -Visite nuestro blog

Honduras Accompaniment Project blog in English, including articles, news and urgent actions.

Blog en español del Proyecto de Acompañamiento internacional en Honduras (PROAH), incluyendo artículos, noticias, y acciones urgentes.

 

Video

Video of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth) in Honduras.

Commission of Truth Honduras reports

Final report of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth), Honduras:

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