Honduras - Bajo Aguan
Several peasant communities living in the Bajo Aguán valley on the Atlantic coast of Honduras are witnessing an alarming situation of violence, repression and killings, especially after the coup d’état in June 2009. From September 2009 through 2012, 56 people have been murdered in the conflict, and the conclusions of the Public Hearing that took place in Bajo Aguán in May 2012, proclaimed this agrarian conflict the most serious situation in terms of violence against peasants in Central America in the last 15 years. FIAN International has been following the rural conflicts in the area since 2000.
Leaders and representatives from Honduran civil society visit the European capital to present the economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) situation in Honduras and look into the EU’s relationship and commitments with their country.
This report is submitted by civil society as the alternative report to the second report of the State of Honduras for review by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights during its 58th session in June 2016.
A Honduran civil society-led report reveals that the country’s national policies conflict with the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights and leave human rights defenders extremely vulnerable to criminalization and attacks.
While welcoming all recommendations towards the realization of human rights, FIAN International regrets that hotspots around the right to food, including peasant and land rights, have been disregarded.
In reaction to new acts of repression lived in Bajo Aguán, 17 organizations and international networks have made an international statement to demand protection of peasant communities
Joint civil society statement: World Bank forced to admit failings on controversial human rights scandal
The World Bank has been forced to backtrack on a controversial investment in Corporación Dinant, a palm oil company implicated in serious human rights abuses in Honduras.
International civil society organizations consider the World Bank's lending arm response to findings of the Bank's Compliance Adviser Ombudsman totally inadequate
International organizations welcome World Bank Ombudman's initiative to scrutinize investment project in Bajo Aguán, Honduras
International organizations welcome the World Bank Ombudsman´s initiative to scrutinize an investment project of the International Finance Corporation due to allegations of human rights violations of peasant communities in the Lower Aguán valley, Honduras, and demand immediate halt to the project.
Violence in the Honduran Valley of Bajo Aguán goes on