Background information about Honduras:

Universal Periodic Review

Honduras was examined under the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review mechanism during the 9th session of the UPR Working Group in December 2010.

Treaty Bodies



Committee Against Torture

Honduras was examined by the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) - which is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - at its 42nd session, 6-7 May 2009.

Special Procedures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mrs. Margaret Sekaggya, will visit Honduras from 27 September to 4 October 2011.

Statement (in Spanish) by Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions, Manuela Carmena Castrillo; the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Leandro Despouy; the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya; and the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue: 2 July 2009.

Other Information/Comments

Amnesty International press release, 6 July 2009: Honduran Authorities Must Respect the Rule of Law and Human Rights

Amnesty International press release, 3 July 2009: Honduras: Intimidation of media workers and protestors rising

Lutheran World Federation statement, 2 July 2009: Statement by Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko, General Secretary, Lutheran World Federation

Amnesty International press release, 30 June 2009: Security forces in Honduras urged to respect human rights as protests continue

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