Washington D.C and Tegucigalpa, March 20, 2012- On March 26, 2012 the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), as part of its 144th Sessions, will hold another public hearing related to the case of the Honduran judges who were dismissed by the Supreme Court, after the coup d´état of June 2009.
A year ago, at its 141th session, the IACHR held a public hearing, after which it decided to admit the petition filed against the State of Honduras for the dismissal of judges Guillermo Lopez, Luis Chevez, Ramon Barrios and Tirza Flores Lanza, which alleges several human rights violations, including the right to judicial guarantees, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of association and the right to judicial protection.
This purpose of the upcoming hearing is to provide more information and argue the merits of the case so the IACHR can submit its final report stating the facts and conclusions of the case as well as the relevant recommendations as soon as possible.
The Honduran State has also been summoned to attend this hearing and will be held accountable before the IACHR.
The hearing will be held on March 26 at 9:30am (Central time zone) in the Rubén Darío hall in the GSB Building of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C (1889 F St NW).
The hearing will be broadcast via the following link:
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