Honduras

The information relating to domestic torture laws has been adapted from the Compilation of Torture Laws tool available on the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) website, available here.

Date of accession UNCAT: 5 December 1996

Relevant Laws

• Constitution of 1982 (Decree No. 131, 11 January 1982)
• Penal Code of 1983 (Decree No. 144-83, 23 August 1983)
• Code of Criminal Procedure of 1999 (Decree No. 9-99-E, 19 December 1999)

Relevant Articles

Prohibition of Torture:
• Article 68 of the Constitution
• Articles 101, 282 and 288 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

Definition of Torture:
• Article 209-A of the Penal Code

Penalties:
• Article 209-A of the Penal Code

Others:
• Exclusion of Evidence: Article 94 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

* Information compiled December 2008

Country file can be accessed via APT website here.