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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.

Comunicado (español): Espacio ACI condena amenazas a defensores del medio ambiente y solicita investigación de casos expuestos en informe de Global Witness

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.

PBI Honduras Bulletin 04. (pdf 6.1 MB)

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.

Joint Statement: Dutch development bank (FMO) Should Protect Human Rights Defenders

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.

Situation of the Judment of the Inter-American Court in the case of López Lone vs Honduras; Expiration of the Term of Compliance

ALERT: State Repression of Peaceful Protest at the Public Prosecutors Office Demanding Justice in the case of Berta Cáceres

October 25, 2016. PBI wishes to express its concern regarding the events that took place during the peaceful demonstration of October 20 in Tegucigalpa, in which the violent repression that COPINH and other civil society organizations suffer when exercising their legitimate right to protest was made evident. Minors, elderly persons, journalists, international and national human rights observers, and individuals who benefit from cautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) were among the affected parties. Jose Asunción Martinez, member of the coordination of COPINH, was hospitalized after being gravely wounded.

ALERT: State Repression of Peaceful Protest at the Public Prosecutors Office Demanding Justice in the case of Berta Cáceres

PBI Honduras statement on the death of Gladys Lanza Ochoa, who was accompanied by our project

September 27, 2016. With deep sadness and dismay, the PBI Honduras Project expresses regret at the loss of Gladys Lanza Ochoa, General Coordinator of the Visitacion Padilla Women’s Movement for Peace, “Las Chonas”, (Movimiento de Mujeres Por la Paz Visitación Padilla) and sends condolences to her family and loved ones.

PBI Honduras statement on the death of Gladys Lanza Ochoa, who was accompanied by our project

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