The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances will conduct an official visit to the Republic of Honduras from 20 to 29 March 2023.
The Working Group, which visits Honduras at the invitation of the Government, will travel to Tegucigalpa and other regions of the country to meet state officials, the National Human Rights Institution, victims of enforced disappearance, their relatives and legal representatives, civil society organisations and individuals working on enforced disappearances.
The delegation – comprising human rights experts Ms. Aua Baldé (Chair-Rapporteur), Ms. Grażyna Baranowska and Mr. Luciano Hazan -, will examine matters related to the rights of victims to truth, justice and reparation in the context of enforced disappearances, efforts towards the preservation of memory, and measures aimed at preventing enforced disappearances, including in the context of migration and organised crime. It will also assess the legislative and institutional framework in place to address enforced disappearances.
The experts will share their preliminary observations at a press conference on Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 4:00PM local time at the Hyatt Place, Salón Hyatt III, Avenida La Paz, Paseo los Proceres, Tegucigalpa. Access will be strictly limited to journalists.
The Working Group will present a final report containing its findings and recommendations to the Human Rights Council in September 2023.