Human Rights

Emergency Ecumenical Delegation bears witness to repression and human rights crisis in Honduras

An Emergency Ecumenical Delegation including religious leaders representing 8 denominations from the United States and Canada traveled to Honduras from January 24 -30, 2018. The emergency delegation was organized in response to a call from Fr. Melo, SJ of Radio Progreso, to the international community to bear witness to the post-electoral crisis in Honduras. The delegation was received in San Pedro Sula by representatives from Honduran communities who held a vigil in the airport lobby to commemorate those killed in the post electoral violence to date. During their week stay, the delegation heard testimony from victims and family members of state sponsored repression, witnessed repression of peaceful demonstrations by U.S. funded Honduran state security forces, participated in a Way of the Cross, a candlelight vigil in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa and met with the U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires, Heidi Fulton, to present the delegations concerns regarding U.S. policy, the human rights crisis and rupture of democratic process. Press coverage of the delegation:

COFADEH: II Report on Human Rights Violations in post electoral crisis in Honduras

II Report from COFADEH (Committee of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras) documenting human rights violations in the post-electoral crisis. This report covers the period Nov. 26 - Dec. 31, 2017.

Emergency Faith Leaders Delegation to Honduras - Jan 2018

Invitation to Join an Emergency Faith Delegation to Honduras (January 24-30, 2018)
Your people shall be my people” (Ruth 1:16)
We are writing to you on behalf of Father Melo (Rev.

COFADEH Report: Honduras post electoral political crisis and the impact on human rights

 NEW COFADEH Report: - documents the murder of 14 people, 51 wounded and 844 detentions, of which 501 have occurred since the suspension of Constitutional guarantees on December 1, 2017.  Report Attached

Senator Leahy Statement on Report of the Independent Team of Experts on assassination ob Berta Caceres

Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy
To The Report Of The Independent Team Of Experts
Investigating The Assassination Of Berta Caceres In Honduras

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017  

Independent Legal Experts release findings of investigation into who ordered the murder of Berta Caceres

The New York Times published a new article on the intellectual authorship behind Berta Cáceres' assassination. An international legal team has investigated her murder and  presented their findings in Honduras this week.

Rep. Kaptur statement on escalation of risk for human rights defenders in Honduras

 Rep. Kaptur issused a statement of concern in response to an escalation of risk for human rights defenders in Honduras following intimidation and public threats to Fr. Ismael Moreno, SJ, Bertha Oliva and the Caceres family.  In her statement, Rep. Kaptur underscores the responsibility to speak out on  behalf of those at risk and to support the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act - HR-1299.


Rep. Ellison and Schakowsky register concern about threat to human rights defenders in Honduras

Representatives Ellison and Schakowsky issued statements of concern following an intensification of threats and intimidation targeting the family of Berta Caceres and other human rights defenders in Honduras.

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights troubled by violence targeting human rights defenders.

 The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights stressed the need to protect human rights defenders in Honduras.  During a visit to the country he said, “They are doing a tremendous service for the long-term future of Honduras and should never be attacked, punished or stigmatized.” 

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 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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