WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
17 Mar 2014 | News

WOLA and DPLF Call for Transparent Election of Honduran National Commissioner for Human Rights

Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The Due Process and Law Foundation (DPLF) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) call on the Honduran authorities to elect an independent and honorable National Commissioner for Human Rights, and to guarantee a transparent, participatory, and merit-based selection process.

In these upcoming weeks, a Special Multi-Party Committee set up by the Honduran Congress will evaluate the qualifications of 20 candidates to head the National Human Rights Commission (Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos, CONADEH). The Committee will nominate five candidates to be voted on by Congress.

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Mirte Postema
Senior Program Officer of the Judicial Independence Program
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