An international mission travelled through Honduras on March 16-21 aiming to document and verify the conditions of human rights and nature defenders after the murder of activist, Goldman Prize Winner 2015 and co-founder of COPINH, Berta Cáceres Flores and the attack against Mexican activist Gustavo Castro Soto.
The Mission was made up of a representative of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, MPs from Spain, Mexico, and the European Parliament, a former Supreme Court Judge of El Salvador, representatives of important unions such as AFL/CIO-TUCA of the US, and the National Workers Union of Mexico (UNT-TUCA), as well as members of regional organizations such as Jubilee South Americas, Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) and global networks such as the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity, among others.
Real World Radio covered this mission, its meetings and the refusal by different Honduran official spaces to meet with them, as well as its preliminary conclusions and recommendations to the State led by Juan Orlando Hernández.
The Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, 6 months after the assassination of COPINH’s General Coordinator, hereby states that: Read more
The permanence of environmental activist Gustavo Castro in Honduras due to the migration alert placed on him by the Honduran government is giving in to the expressions of solidarity and appeals from different spheres towards Juan Orlando Hernández´ administration. Read more
This was the title of an activity organized by the Europe – Third World Center (CETIM), Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) and the Transnational Institute (TNI), members of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity, carried out in parallel to a new session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland and the open-ended intergovernmental working group in charge of elaborating guidelines for a binding treaty on human rights and transnational corporations. Watch video
The international delegation that started working on March 16 in Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, to demand justice in light of the murder of Lenca leader Berta Cáceres and demand the return of Gustavo Castro to Mexico, closes on Monday its work and will present a preliminary report. Read more
La Esperanza, 19 March 2016 The International Mission "Justice for Berta Cáceres" that maintains its activities these days in Honduras, expresses its deep concern for the misuse of the name of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights by the Honduran Government in relation to the investigation of the Public Prosecutor of the murder of Berta Cáceres. Read more
The delegation part of the "Justice for Berta Cáceres" International Mission continues with its plans outside the Honduran capital city. Today, the mission travelled to La Esperanza, Intibucá department, where Berta Cáceres was murdered. In tune with the refusals to meet that the international delegation has been receiving from the Honduran State, the meeting with the judge in charge of the investigation about Berta´s case was cancelled without prior notice. On the contrary, the meetings in solidarity and support with the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) and members of the community of the region have been taking place today. Read more
The mobilizations of indigenous and black people movements in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, continued today, demanding justice for Berta Cáceres and security for Gustavo Castro and social activists of the country. In order to know more about the demonstrations taking place, Real World Radio interviewed Karla Lara, member of the National Network of Human Rights Defenders, one of the many organizations that are part of the International Mission “Justice for Berta Cáceres”. Read more
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