Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Human Rights Watch demands investigation of killings of peasants in Honduras

While a US human rights delegation is in Honduras in response to urgent pleas, Human Rights Watch has issued a public call for action:
...Honduras is party to several international treaties, including the American Convention on Human Rights. These treaties obligate countries to deter and prevent rights violations, investigate and prosecute offenders, and provide remedies to victims.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has held that “the State has the obligation to use all the legal means at its disposal to combat [impunity], since impunity fosters chronic recidivism of human rights violations and total defenselessness of victims and their relatives.”

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