GENEVA (18 June 2018) – The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego García-Sayán, has expressed concern that civil society has been excluded from the most important deliberations of the selection process for a new Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in Honduras. He has called on the Government to ensure the principles of transparency, publicity, participation and objectivity are applied.
Five candidates are due to be submitted to the National Congress for consideration in the coming days. The National Congress is scheduled to elect the officials before the end of August.
“It is deeply concerning that civil society has been on the left on the sidelines during this process to select the country’s top law officers,” said García-Sayán.