Exploratory work reports
Honduras: The Defence of Human Rights: A High-Risk Activity
PROJECT COMMITTEE EXPLORATORY IN SITU VISIT, SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 7, 2012.
PBI - Report of Short-term Mission to Honduras
Since the coup d’etat that occurred in Honduras on June 28, 2009, Peace Brigades International (PBI) has followed the deteriorating security situation for human rights defenders in that country with increasing concern. There have been constant reports of selective assassinations, threats, forced disappearances, torture, and general harassment against members of the diverse and active Honduran civil society, underscoring the dangerous environment that human rights defenders have had to withstand during and after the coup.
In July of 2010, PBI received a formal request from the National Human Rights Platform of Honduras, requesting that our organisation establish an international accompaniment and observation project in the country as a result of the lack of guarantees of protection for those persons working to defend human rights. PBI made the decision to form a working group of international observers who would carry out a short-term mission to Honduras in 2011. This report covers the outcome of that mission.
Report of the Short-term Mission to Honduras: The situation of human rights defenders
The mission lasted three weeks and took place during May 2011.
Honduras: A new perspective on Human Rights? The defence of human rights and the 2013 Elections
An update on the situation of vulnerability and risks faced by human rights defenders within the context of the November 24 2013 elections.