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OAS and Honduran Government Present the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)

  January 14, 2016

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Honduras will sign on Tuesday, January 19, the agreement establishing the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), which objective is to dismantle corruption networks operating in the Central American country.

The OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro; the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; and the Honduran Foreign Minister, Arturo Corrales, will take part in the presentation ceremony of the initiative, which will be held on Tuesday, at 10:00 EST (15:00 GMT) in the Hall of the Americas of the OAS main building in Washington, D.C.

MACCIH will be made up of prosecutors, judges and experts of recognized integrity in the international arena and will provide active cooperation, support, technical advice, and supervision in order to improve Honduras’ justice institutions.  MACCIH will select, advise, assess and certify a group of Honduran prosecutors and judges who will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting corruption networks.  More information on MACCIH is available here.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.

Press contact:  OASPress@oas.org

WHAT: Signing of Agreement on the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)

WHEN: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 10:00 EST (15:00 GMT)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Reference: AVI-002/16