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Honduran Mining Activist Panning for Justice

“Bearing Witness: Panning for Justice” The NGO Committee on the United Nations International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples seeks to present, promulgate and promote UN activities for the Decade for Indigenous Peoples. Founded in 1991, it is a Special Committee of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO). […]

UN Calls on Honduras to Stop Lawyer Slayings

UN Calls on Honduras to Stop Lawyer Slayings

Two United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Honduras to adopt concrete measures to stop the killing of lawyers in the country, stressing that they should be able to carry out their functions without risking their lives. According to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), 74 lawyers have […]

Human Rights Special Rapporteur Arrives in Honduras

PRESS RELEASE: The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Ms. Margaret Sekaggya, will visit Honduras from 7 to 14 February 2012. “The purpose of the mission is to evaluate, in an objective and impartial manner, the situation of human rights defenders in Honduras,” Mrs. Sekaggya said. The Special Rapporteur also added that […]

UN Backed Project to Benefit Rural Hondurans

Small producers in rural areas of Honduras will be the main beneficiaries of a new United Nations-backed project that will invest $21 million to combat poverty in the north of the country. The project, signed today by the Honduran Government and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), aims to facilitate market access for […]