Honduras: Ban hopes truth commission report will help strengthen rule of law
|Publisher||UN News Service|
|Publication Date||8 July 2011|
|Cite as||UN News Service, Honduras: Ban hopes truth commission report will help strengthen rule of law, 8 July 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e4bb5fd2.html [accessed 30 March 2015]|
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He hopes the report will also "help heal the wounds of the recent past and strengthen the unity of the Honduran people," according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.
"The Secretary-General is confident that the Honduran Government will study the report carefully and implement its recommendations. The United Nations is ready to assist Honduras in this endeavour," the statement added.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was headed by former Guatemalan vice-president Eduardo Stein, was set up by Honduran President Porfirio Lobo after his election in November 2009 to investigate the events leading up to the coup five months earlier which ousted former President José Manuel Zelaya seven months before the end of his term.