IACHR Press Office
Washington, D.C. — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is to conduct a working visit to Honduras between April 24 and 28 to observe the current human rights situation in the country and is grateful to the State for its invitation to do so.
The delegation will be led by IACHR President Margarette May Macaulay; Second Vice-President Roberta Clarke; and commissioners Julissa Mantilla Falcón, Joel Hernández, Carlos Bernal, and Stuardo Ralón. The delegation will also include the Executive Secretary, Tania Reneaum Panszi; the Assistant Executive Secretary, María Claudia Pulido; The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Pedro Vaca; the Special Rapporteur for Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights, Soledad García Muñoz; and experts from the IACHR's Executive Secretariat.
The IACHR will meet with representatives of the different branches of government and oversight bodies and will also have opportunities to listen to civil society representatives to be announced in due course. The delegation will visit Tegucigalpa, Tela, Tocoa, San Pedro Sula, and Yoro.
The IACHR will present its preliminary observations at the end of its visit at a press conference to be held on Friday, April 28, the location of which will be announced in due course. As an outcome of its visit, it will then prepare a country report with recommendations to the State within the framework of its mandate.
Anyone who wishes to submit information that may be relevant to the visit should send it via e-mail to: [email protected] (subject line: IACHR Honduras Visit 2023), the only channel through which information will be received. Any new petitions or requests for precautionary measures must only be sent through the IACHR's online portal (for technical queries regarding the IACHR Portal, please write to [email protected]).
The IACHR appreciates the cooperation of the Government of Honduras and civil society organizations in planning and preparing this visit.
A principal, autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), the IACHR derives its mandate from the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights. The Inter-American Commission has a mandate to promote respect for and to defend human rights in the region and acts as a consultative body to the OAS in this area. The Commission is composed of seven independent members who are elected in an individual capacity by the OAS General Assembly and who do not represent their countries of origin or residence.