Honduras: Shadow Report on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals

Shadow report on the status of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Honduras. This report was written as a starting point for advocacy at the UN of greater protection and promotion of the rights of LGBT persons in Honduras.

We hope that the findings in this report will be useful to the Human Rights Committee.

The Human Rights Committee regularly reviews submissions from every state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Honduras ratified the ICCPR on August 25, 1997 and will present their regular report to the UN Committee that monitors the ICCPR on October 16-17, 2006. Non-governmental organizations may submit "shadow reports," which serve as an additional source of information for UN Committee members. In the shadow reports, NGOs generally offer their own evaluation of the state’s compliance with the treaty.

Many thanks to Global Rights for giving IGLHRC permisssion to re-produce the report on our website.