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Joint Statement: Espacio ACI condemns attacks against environmental defenders and demands investigation of cases documented in Global Witness report
The Association for International Cooperation (Espacio ACI), an organization that consists of 28 international NGOs working in Honduras, expresses its preoccupation with the campaign of hatred and threats against national and international human rights defenders as a result of the publication of the Global Witness report “Honduras: The Deadliest Place to Defend the Planet,” in which the organization documents five emblematic cases of human rights violations and corruption.
PBI Honduras Bulletin 04
In this fourth edition of the PBI Honduras Newsletter, we pay special tribute to the celebrated women human rights defenders who left us this year. In addition to the killing of Berta Cáceres, which leaves a huge void in Honduran civil society, the country has suffered the loss of historic women human rights defenders such as Gladys Lanza and Magdalena Morales.
Joint Statement: Dutch development bank (FMO) Should Protect Human Rights Defenders
November 16, 2016. The undersigned civil society organizations (CSOs) from around the world call on the Dutch development bank, FMO, to adopt measures in its Sustainability Policy to prevent and address reprisals against human rights defenders (HRDs) related to the activities it finances.
Situation of the Judment of the Inter-American Court in the case of López Lone vs Honduras; Expiration of the Term of Compliance
November 10, 2016. After the 2009 coup in Honduras, Magistrate Tirza del Carmen Flores Lanza and Judges Adán Guillermo López Lone, Luis Alonso Chévez de la Rocha and Ramón Enrique Barrios Maldonado, all members of the Association of Judges for Democracy (AJD), were dismissed arbitrarily. The case went to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), which issued a sentence and recognized the active role that the Supreme Court of Honduras played in the coup. Since the public hearing held in February last year in San José, Costa Rica, PBI-Honduras has closely followed this paradigmatic case, the first by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the context of the coup d'état, and the only case on judicial independence in Central America that the Court has addressed so far. This document aims to draw the attention of the international community to the lack of progress in complying with the judgment, which expires on November 10, 2016, one year after being notified.