Republic of Honduras

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports
  • State Department - Country Documents
  • Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
    • Family Reunification Laws in Selected Jurisdictions - July 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Response to Information Requestss (RIRs)
    • HND104647.FE - Requirements and procedure for obtaining a Honduran national identity card from other countries, such as Canada) - Oct 2013
    • HND103347.FE - Procedure for obtaining an identity card (tarjeta de identidad) and the information that appears on such a card. - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • HND103348.FE - The procedure for obtaining a birth certificate and a death certificate, and the information indicated on those documents. - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • HND103209.FE - Residency card (carné de residente), the procedure for renewing it, the rights granted to card holders and their family members, and the reasons a card could be revoked. - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
    • HND103211.FE - Signification of code 12 that appears on the reverse side of the resident alien card (Carné de residente). - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
    • HND100449.E - Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent (2003-July 2005). - Aug. 2005 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Library of Congress (Law Division)
    • Law Library of Congress - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico: Laws governing Travel of Unaccompanied Minors - Aug. 2014 (PDF)
    • Adoption Law - The Executive Office for Immigration Review inquires whether Honduran notaries can create a legal adoptive relationship and whether based on the documents submitted the notary adoption in the case at hand is valid. - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • United States Department of Labor, Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2008 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND104994.E - Information on the structure and hierarchy of main gangs; gang recruitment of children (2012- November 2014) - Dec. 2014 (PDF)

International Organizations

  • UNICEF
    • BROKEN DREAMS:Central American children’s dangerous journey to the United States.  Aug. 2016 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

    • Childhood and Migration in Central and North America: Causes, Policies, Practices and Challenges. 2015 (PDF)


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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • In Sight Crime
    • Firearms Trafficking - in Honduras - 2018 (PDF)

    • Honduras Elites and Organized Crime. 2016 (PDF)


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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities -2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/ Racial/Ethnic Minorities -2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Garifuna

US Government Report
  • State Department Country Reports - Garifunas (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Garifunas (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Bay Island Creoles

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Tawahka

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Tawanhka (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Pech

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Pech (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Maya Chortis

US Government Report Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Miskito

US Government Report
  • State Department Country Reports - Miskito (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Miskito (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Lenca

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Lenca (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Xicaques

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Xicaques (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women -2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND104660.FE - Domestic violence, including legislation and protection available to victims (2010-November 2013) - Dec. 2013
    • HND103935.FE - Femicide and spousal and sexual abuse, and services provided to the victims (2009-2011) - February 2012 (PDF)
    • HND103263.FE - Domestic violence; legislation and protection available to victims (2007-2009). - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • HND101869.FE - Sexual violence against women; legislation; attitude of the authorities and the general public toward victims; organizations that provide assistance to victims. - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
    • HND100086.FE - Domestic violence in Honduras; recourse available; laws in effect and their enforcement; attitude of the police; resources available; protection offered (October 2002-June 2005). - June 2005 (PDF)
    • HND40651.E - Recourse and state protection available for women who are stalked by members of the police or the armed forces (2001 to January 2003). - Jan. 2003 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada - The Research Directorate
    • Honduras: Information Gathering Mission Report. Feb. 2018 (PDF)

  • Canada Response to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • ZZZ104337.E - Information on Honduran asylum seekers in the United States; statistics on the number of Hondurans granted asylum or deported from the United States; programs regularizing the situation of Hondurans with irregular status (2004-2012) March 2013 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Report
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Honduras and U.S. Relations. - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • There Are No Investigations Here - Impunity for Killings and Other Abuses in Bajo Aguán, Honduras - Feb. 2014
  • INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

    • Situation of Human Rights in Honduras. Dec. 2015 (PDF)

  • Organization of American States
    • Preliminary Observations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on its Visit to Honduras - May 15 TO 18, 2010 (PDF)
    • Honduras: Human Rights and the Coup D' ETAT - Dec. 2009 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND105348.E Honduras: Witness protection program, including types of protection offered, requirements and procedures to access the program; effectiveness (January 2012-December 2015) Dec. 2015 (PDF)

    • HND104733.E - Arrest warrants, including appearance, signatory, issuance procedures, means and agent of delivery; whether the warrant can be received by a person other than the individual in case they cannot be located (2013) - Jan. 2014 (PDF)
    • HND103832.FE - Police corruption, police participation in criminal activities and measures taken by the government - November 2011 (PDF)
    • HND103662.E - Procedures for lodging a criminal complaint with the police including a complaint about police activity or misconduct and how effectively such complaints are processed; procedures to obtain police reports - January 2011 (PDF)
    • HND102747.E - Witness protection program. - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
    • HND42785.E - Legal penalties for murder, and the judicial system (procedures, etc.) in regards to individuals accused and/or charged with murder. - July 2004 (PDF)
    • HND41066.E - Whether there is a law in Honduras that criminalizes the wearing of tattoos; reports of state agents arresting, detaining, mistreating or murdering people with tattoos that do not belong to gangs (2001 to March 2003). - March 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • There Are No Investigations Here - Impunity for Killings and Other Abuses in Bajo Aguán, Honduras - Feb. 2014

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Law

Citizenship and Electoral Rights

  • European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship - Honduras
US Government Reports
  • Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
    • Family Reunification Laws in Selected Jurisdictions - July 2014 (PDF)
    • Adoption Law - The Executive Office for Immigration Review inquires whether Honduran notaries can create a legal adoptive relationship and whether based on the documents submitted the notary adoption in the case at hand is valid. - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND104659.E - Title II, Chapter I of the Constitution of the Republic of Honduras, 2013 - Nov. 2013
    • HND42785.E - Legal penalties for murder, and the judicial system (procedures, etc.) in regards to individuals accused and/or charged with murder. - July 2004 (PDF)

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Maps


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Medical Availability

International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND104766.E - The National Popular Resistance Front (Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular, FNRP), including history, structure, objectives, and leadership; information on delegates, including number, identification, and election procedures; information on membership registration and membership cards (2009-February 2014) - Feb. 2014 (PDF)
    • HND42890.E - Update to HND34286.E of 20 April 2000 on rivalry and violence between the National Party and the Liberal Party, and specifically whether National Party members have been killed by the Liberal Party members (2000 to August 2004). - Aug. 2004 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees -2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

Non Government Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Home Sweet Home? Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador's Role in a Deepening Refugee Crisis: 2016 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation -2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND104661.E - Treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation; state protection and support services available (2012-November 2013) - Nov. 2013
    • HND102140.FE - Treatment of homosexuals, including protection offered by the state and the attitude of the population. - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • HND43013.E - Update to HND25191.E of 6 January 1997 on the treatment of gays and lesbians and the availability of state protection (1997-September 2004). - Oct. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • No Safe Place: Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans seeking asylum in Mexico based on their sexual orientation and/or gender indentity. 2017 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • "Not Worth a Penny" Human Rights Abuses against Transgender People in Honduras. - May 2009 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Gangs/Organized Crime

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND104994.E - Information on the structure and hierarchy of main gangs; gang recruitment of children (2012- November 2014) - Dec. 2014 (PDF)
    • HND104993.E - State response to gang-related violence and criminal activity, including the efforts of the army (2012-November 2014) -Dec. 2014 (PDF)
    • HND104464.FE - Areas where gangs operate (2012 - June 2013) - June 2013
    • HND103940.E - Areas of operation of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Mara 18 (M-18) (also known as the 18th Street gang) in Honduras; domestic and transnational networks; nature of any alliances and whether the maras dispute territory; violence perpetrated by gang members against other gang members (2009-December 2011) - February 2012 (PDF)
    • HND103660.E - Availability of tattoo removal services, particularly to current or former gang members, including the process, effectiveness and cost; reaction, if any, from gangs when former members have gang-related tattoos removed - January 2011 (PDF)
    • HND103349.FE - The presence and activities of the gangs, Mara Salvatrucha (MS) and Mara 18 in Honduras, including their structure, the role of women, and the effectiveness of anti-Mara government measures (2007-January 2010). - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • HND103316.FE - The presence of the Hidalgo Niño gang and their activities, including the treatment of their members by police officers, and whether the gang has been disbanded (2007 - November 2009). - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
    • HND43076.E - Incidence of tattooing among criminal gangs; description, meaning and images of tattoos commonly used by such gangs; significance ascribed by state security forces to the different types of gang tattoos. - Oct. 2004 (PDF)
    • HND41066.E - Whether there is a law in Honduras that criminalizes the wearing of tattoos; reports of state agents arresting, detaining, mistreating or murdering people with tattoos that do not belong to gangs (2001 to March 2003). - March 2003 (PDF)
    • HND41103.E - The activities of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS) gang, particularly in the colony of La Prieto, San Pedro Sula, and the treatment of the MS by the police and authorities (1998-March 2003). - Oct 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Crisis Group International
    • Mafia of the Poor: Gang Violence and Extortion in Central America.  April 2017 (PDF)
  • InSight Crime 
    • MS13 in the Americas. How the World’s Most Notorious Gang Defies Logic, Resists Destruction. 2018 (PDF)

    • Firearms Trafficking - in Honduras - 2018 (PDF)

    • Honduras Elites and Organized Crime - 2016 (PDF)

    • Gangs in Honduras -April 21, 2016,  Nov. 20, 2015 (PDF)


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Specific Country Issues - Guatemala-Honduras Border

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Corridor of Violence: The Guatemala-Honduras Border - June 2014 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Guerrilla and Paramilitary Groups

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND41593.E - Whether former Nicaraguan contras have attacked or threatened local land owners in Zico, La Mosquitia or anywhere else near the Nicaraguan border; response by the state to protect those affected by contra violence (2000-May 2003). - May 2003 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Land (Agrarian) Reform

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HND103661.E - Agrarian reform, including the level of assistance, advice or representation available from non-governmental organisations or government agencies and treatment of persons affected by agrarian reform - February 2011 (PDF)
    • HND103350.FE - Agrarian reform, including land conflicts and the government's response (2008 - 2009). - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
    • HND42187.FE - Whether the government evicts citizens from their lands by force or with financial compensation; land disputes and their scope (2002-November 2003). - Nov. 2003 (PDF)
    • HND42188.FE - Colonel Álvaro Romero, Sabel Guiffaro, Deputy Alberto Cruz, Freddy Salgado, Deputy Betio Guifarro, and four other persons; whether they play active roles in politics or in the army, or whether they are landowners in El Aguacate and Catacamas. - Nov. 2003 (PDF)
    • HND40517.E - A cooperative called Movimiento Campesino del Aguàn (Aguan Farmer or Peasant Movement) in Sonaguera, Colon, and violent military actions against its members to force them to sell their land to the military (February 2002). - Feb. 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • ‘WE ARE DEFENDING THE LAND WITH OUR BLOOD’: DEFENDERS OF THE LAND, TERRITORY AND ENVIRONMENT IN HONDURAS AND GUATEMALA. Sept. 2016 (PDF)


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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

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Terrorism

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Torture

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2016 (PDF)

 

Updated October 26, 2018

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