Tegucigalpa, November 17, 2011. The True Commission (CDV), the entity created by the Human Rights Platform in June 2010 with the goal of clarifying the events that occurred before, during and after the coup d’e’tat on June 28th of 2009, announced today the presentation of its final report in the first trimester of 2012.
According to Elsy Monge, President of the Commission, “the collection of information and documentation for the report is very extensive and its principal mandate implies investigation of the consequences of impunity and investigation of the antecedents of the coup d’e’tat including the structual, institutional, economic and historic causes that correspond to the expectations of Honduran society and provide elements to begin a process of justice.
In the same manner Thomas Loudon stressed that the True Commission has centered its work on examining the rupture of democracy caused by the coup d’e’tat and the deterioration of the human rights situation and its implications for the Rule of Law.
Both Commissioners lamented that some functionaries refused to interview with the CDV or to collaborate in this important investigation to clarify the events after the coup d’e’tat and that despite the repeated complaints by national and international human rights organizations, the current regime, two years after the coup d’e’tat, still does not look at the participation of justice officials in the violations of human rights.
The commissioners reported that the CDV will continue its work of investigation of human rights violations before, during and after the coup d’e’tat, for that reason the report will be presented in the first trimester of the year 2012.