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Monday July 11, 2011

Honduras’ Truth Commission Expected to Help Strengthen Rule of Law in Country

Honduras’ Truth Commission Expected to Help Strengthen Rule of Law in Country

Photo: Honduras Truth & Reconciliation Commission

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today took note of the publication of the report of the truth and reconciliation commission in Honduras, saying he hopes the document will contribute to strengthening democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Central American country.

He hopes the report will also “help heal the wounds of the recent past and strengthen the unity of the Honduran people,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.

“The Secretary-General is confident that the Honduran Government will study the report carefully and implement its recommendations. The United Nations is ready to assist Honduras in this endeavor,” the statement added.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was headed by former Guatemalan vice-president Eduardo Stein, was set up by Honduran President Porfirio Lobo after his election in November 2009 to investigate the events leading up to the coup five months earlier which ousted former President José Manuel Zelaya seven months before the end of his term.