The Americas Policy Group (APG) is a Canadian civil society policy group focused on development and social justice issues in the Americas. It brings together approximately 40 international development and humanitarian NGOs, human rights groups, labour unions, research institutions, church and solidarity groups. The APG is financially supported by its member organizations, CCIC, and the Canadian Partnership Program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
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Petition to the Government of Canada on human rights crisis in Honduras
Dear colleagues and friends,
On March 2, 2016, Honduran Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres was murdered and Mexican activist Gustavo Castro Soto shot and wounded.
Several people were detained for this crime, but there is little confidence that the investigation – plagued with irregularities – will lead to convictions or that the authors of the crime have been identified.
Despite the climate of violence and impunity, the Canadian government entered into a free trade agreement with Honduras, while lobbying for a mining code that favours companies and puts people and the environment at risk.
Please sign and share widely this petition.
We need minimum 500 signatures to oblige the Canadian government to respond!
Read the Hansard Record of the March 9, 2011 Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development Hearing on Honduras
Honduras: Democracy Denied - Para la versión español de este documento entra aquí. (Spanish version)
The report takes a critical look at the coup in Honduras, key issues for democracy and human rights, and Canada’s role. Specifically, the report reviews Canadian diplomatic efforts during the crisis, as well as the role of Canadian investors and businesses operating in the country prior to and during the coup. The report also makes a number of recommendations to facilitate a return to a strengthened constitutional order, respecting the human rights and development needs of Honduran citizens. (April 2010) (PD 238 Kb) (Executive Summary, PDF 75 Kb)