General Assembly Distr. GENERAL

A/HRC/RES/12/14 12 October 2009

Original: ENGLISH

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twelfth session Agenda item 4


Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council*

12/14. Situation of human rights in Honduras since the coup d’état on 28 June 2009

The Human Rights Council,

Recalling the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

Recalling also General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006,

Recalling further Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 63/301 of 30 June 2009 on the situation in Honduras,

Acknowledging the resolutions and declarations adopted by regional and subregional organizations on the coup d’état that took place in Honduras on 28 June 2009,

Deeply concerned at the coup d’état in Honduras,

Deeply concerned also at the human rights violations in Honduras reported by several special procedures of the Council and regional human rights bodies of the Organization of American States, * The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of the Council on its twelfth session (A/HRC/12/50), chap. I.

1. Strongly condemns the human rights violations occurring as a consequence of the coup d’état of 28 June 2009, and in particular following the return of President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales on 21 September 2009;

2. Calls for the immediate end to all human rights violations in Honduras and for the unconditional respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as the restoration of democracy and the rule of law;

3. Calls on all actors and institutions to refrain from violence and to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms;

4. Expresses its support for regional and subregional efforts made to restore the democratic and constitutional order and the rule of law in Honduras;

5. Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to present a comprehensive report on the violations of human rights in Honduras since the coup d’état, and to submit a preliminary report thereon to the General Assembly at the main part of its sixty-fourth session and to the Council at its thirteenth session.

30th meeting 1 October 2009

[Adopted without a vote.]