Country Honduras
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Femicide/Feminicide

Brief Description

The executive branch of the Government of Honduras, with the support of other official bodies and civil society organizations, worked to win support for the proposal to amend the Criminal Code and, in February 2013, Congress amended the chapter of the Criminal Code on homicide to incorporate the offence of femicide, which is punishable by from 30 to 40 years’ imprisonment. That offence has been on the statute books since 27 April 2013 and is applicable in the case of men who have carried out killings motivated by hatred and disdain for women. (Since 2011, 549 cases involving killings of women have been brought to trial, with the Public Prosecution Service obtaining 203 convictions)

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/22/HND/1, para.25

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