Onsite Visit to Honduras

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights concluded an onsite visit to Honduras, which took place December 1-5, 2014, for the purpose of monitoring the general human rights situation in the country. The delegation was led by the Chair of the IACHR, Tracy Robinson; the First Vice-Chair, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine; and Commissioners José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Rosa María Ortiz, Paulo Vannuchi, and James Cavallaro. Other members of the delegation included the IACHR Executive Secretary, Emilio Álvarez Icaza; the Assistant Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Abi Mershed; and the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Edison Lanza, as well as specialists from the Executive Secretariat.

The Commission held meetings with State authorities from the three branches of government, civil society organizations, and others who came forward to present information concerning the human rights situation in Honduras. The Commission traveled, without restrictions, to several different regions - including La Ceiba, Tocoa, El Progreso, San Pedro Sula, and Bajo Aguán - and visited care centers for migrant children; Garifuna communities and peasant communities; and several prisons in the country.

The Commission thanks President Juan Orlando Hernández and his government for the invitation to conduct this visit, and appreciates all the logistical support and assistance provided for the visit to be carried out in a satisfactory manner. The Commission recognizes and values the information provided by the government, and its openness to establish a constructive dialogue with the IACHR. The Commission also appreciates the hospitality with which the government and people of Honduras welcomed the delegation.

Daniel Cima for IACHR
Gustavor Amador for IACHR


Contact info

María Isabel Rivero
Press and Communication Director
Tel in Honduras:
(504) 9665 3443
[email protected]