Court of Honduras admits appeal of unconstitutionality against the MACCIH- OEA

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras (CSJ) accepted an appeal of unconstitutionality against the agreement between the Mission of Support Against Corruption and Impunity (MACCIH) and the government of Honduras.

The spokesman of the Judicial Power, Carlos Silva, informed that the unconstitutionality appeal number 189-2018 was presented on March 6 by a group of lawyers representing the five congressmen linked to the case of the “Red de Diputados”.

It is the first time a resource of this kind that is presented against the agreement of the MACCIH. The admission does not mean that it was declared in place.

Opinions found

Several deputies of the National Congress and lawyers have reacted after the unconstitutional appeal against the MACCIH, some think that this measure is favorable for the Honduran people and others think that this action could mean the first step to kill the international organization.

Meanwhile, the Honduran government, led by President Juan Orlando Hernández, expressed in the official Twitter account of the Presidential House that “In faithful compliance with our Constitution, the laws and the Agreement with @ OEA_MACCIH, the Government reiterates its commitment to continue working jointly with Cooperators and Justice Operators in the institutional strengthening and fight against corruption and impunity.

It is worth mentioning that there has been a battle against corruption and to carry out this work, it was asked to the Organization of American States (OAS) on September 14, 2015 to create a mission to fight against corruption in Honduras. The MACCIH and the government signed the agreement on January 19, 2016

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