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Honduras

Monthly Updates

November 2022

On 24 November the Honduran government announced a new strategy to counter high levels of extortion in the country. The new strategy includes the implementation of a state of emergency in several neighbourhoods and the use of emergency powers to investigate and detain those suspected of committing extortion. This includes the suspension of due process guarantees with a view to end widespread extortion against those who work in transportation (such as taxi and bus operators). The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras has pointed out that disadvantaged and marginalized communities primarily live in such neighbourhoods, and thus the need for an adequate social policy that targets the root causes of violence and provides a long term and sustainable solution to it.

September 2022

On 19 September executive decree PCM-023-2022, which establishes a Directorate General of Information and Press within the Strategic Planning Ministry, was published. The Directorate will be entrusted with carrying out permanent monitoring and diagnosis of all media, including social networks that operate in the country. The measure has been criticized by opposition legislators and free speech advocates, as they believe it could lead to censorship and prior restraint, given that no clear objectives are explaining the need for this oversight, and the decree was published with no prior dissemination to or dialogue with relevant stakeholders. A government spokesperson has defended the measure as one that combats fake news and disinformation.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
10 062 990
System of government
Presidential system
Head of government
President Xiomara Castro (since 2022)
Head of government party
Liberty and Refoundation
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
List Proportional Representation
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27.3%
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
Not applicable
Last legislative election
2021
Effective number of political parties Tooltip
4.14
Head of state
President Xiomara Castro
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (plurality)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
05/11/2020
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
91.03%
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Human Rights Treaties

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United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
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Convention on the Rights of the Child
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International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
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Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
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Regional Treaties
American Convention on Human Rights
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Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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GSoD Indices

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