Human rights violations in Honduras

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 19:00 - 22:00

Bertha Olivia (COFADEH) in Montréal

UQAM PK 3605

Well-known as the most violent country in the world, corruption reigns with impunity, Honduras is undergoing endemic violence which affects the entire population, but especially human rights defenders. Despite 2009's coup d'état and the controversial elections of last November, the Canadian government is still determined to carry out a free-trade agreement with Honduras.

Bertha Olivia from the Committee of Disappeared and Detained Families of Honduras (in French, Comité des familles de détenus et disparus du Honduras, COFADEH) will speak to the general context of insecurity in the country, and the current Honduran government's manipulation of this precarity since the elections. She will also outline the possible impacts on human rights of a Canadian-Honduran free-trade agreement.

This presentation will be introduced by a short discourse by Claude Vaillancourt of ATTAC-Québec on the subject of free-trade with Honduras and Canadian politics in this domain.

This event is organized by the concerted efforts of Mer et Monde, the Committee for Human Rights in Latin America (in French, le Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine, CDHAL), le Centre Justice et Foi, Alternatives and le Comité UQAM-Amérique Latine.

For more information :
Contact Julie Désilets of Mer et Monde, 514.495.8583 or

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