Country Honduras
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 70 of the Constitution adopted in 1982, and amended in 2013, includes the following provisions: All Hondurans have the right to do that which is not harmful to others; likewise, no one shall be obliged to do that which is not legally prescribed nor shall be prevented from doing that which the law does not prohibited. No one may take justice into his own hands, nor exercise violence to claim his rights. No personal service may be exacted, nor must it be rendered gratuitously, except by virtue of the law or by a sentence based on the law.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Honduras 1982 (amended in 2013), UN Women Constitutional Database

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