Adán Guillermo López Lone (AJD, Honduras) - In the wake of the June 2009 coup d'état the Honduran Supreme Court supported the breaking up of the country's constitutional order. There were members of the judiciary, however, who condemned the Coup and joined the popular protests. This led to disciplinary processes against several judges and magistrates, and resulted in them being relieved of their judicial responsibilities. Adán Guillermo is one of four judges who were dismissed for speaking out against the coup. In October 2015 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that Honduras should reinstate the judges. The Honduran state are still to fully comply with the sentence. Adan's visit to Europe marks one year since the landmark ruling. Adan will talk about the human rights situation in Honduras, rule of law in Central America and issues that legal practitioners face in the region.
Speaker: Judge Adán Guillermo López Lone, Association of Judges for Democracy (AJD), Honduras
For information on the situation of the judgement of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of López Lone vs Honduras, please follow this link.
Organised with Peace Brigades International (PBI) UK
Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. IMPORTANT NOTE on access to 51 Gordon Square: in order to secure the smooth delivery of the lectures or presentations, and for ease of logistics, access may be restricted after the start of the event. We will endeavour to accommodate late arrivals within our possibilities, but an early arrival is recommended to avoid disappointment.