Delegation to Conduct Human Rights Accompaniment and Observation in Lead-Up to Controversial Honduras Elections
November 25, 2009
Representatives of Canadian Labour and Human Rights Groups available for Interviews from Honduras, November 25 – December 1st
Toronto/Vancouver & Hyattsville, MD – A bi-national delegation of Canadian and US representatives from labour, human rights, and faith-based organizations will be in Honduras from November 25 to December 2, 2009, to conduct human rights accompaniment and observation at the time of the country’s controversial elections on November 29. The bi-national delegation has been co-organized along with the Quixote Centre in the U.S. (that has organized 7 previous delegations since the June 28 military-backed coup). The delegation’s members hope that their presence will mitigate human rights violations by the Honduran military and police, and that they will be able to document any violations that occur.