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International Judges, with OAS Support, to Supervise Judicial Reform in Honduras to Avoid Impunity

  September 16, 2015

A group of international judges and attorneys general with extensive experience will supervise and support the actions of the Attorney General´s Office, the Council of the Judiciary and the Inspectorate General of Courts of Honduras for the reform of the judicial system of the country, according to an agreement adopted this week between the OAS and the Honduran government.

“The spirit of the support that we are providing is to strengthen one of the central pillars of any democracy, the judicial system,” said the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro. The cooperation also includes the creation of an observatory that will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the progress of the judicial system. In the coming days, the OAS General Secretariat will present a strategic framework to the Government and people of Honduras that will include the structure and the steps to follow for the implementation of these initiatives, the result of a request for support from the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández.

The agreement is the product of the meetings held this week between Secretary General Almagro and the Foreign Minister of Honduras Arturo Corrales, the Attorney General, Oscar Chinchilla, the Minister of the Presidency, Reynaldo Sánchez, and the Minister of Labor, Carlos Madero, based on the proposals of the OAS facilitator John Biehl.

Reference: E-234/15