Honduras: Deteriorating human rights situation needs urgent measures: Amnesty International’s written statement to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (3-28 March 2014)

Amnesty International is increasingly concerned about the human rights situation in Honduras, in particular about human rights violations against human rights defenders, women and girls, Indigenous, Afro-descendant and campesino (peasant) communities, and LGBTI people. These violations take place in a context where impunity for human rights violations and abuses is endemic and where organized and common crime is high. In 2011, according to UN figures, the homicide rate in Honduras was the highest in the world.

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