The TAI coalition in Honduras seeks to understand and improve the current state of access rights in order to achieve the implementation of Principle 10. More specifically, TAI partners in Honduras focus on advocacy to protect communities and the environment from the impacts of the mining industry.
The TAI Honduras coalition is led by the Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de Honduras (IDAMHO), a civil society organization that seeks to defend and protect natural resources by promoting respect for the law, environmental awareness, and the empowerment of citizens to participate in the decision-making process. IDAMHO specializes in environmental law, and through this lens they are able to contribute to the process of sustainable development, environmental justice social equity, and human rights.
IDAMHO and other TAI partners in Honduras have actively used the legal system to challenge laws that do not respect access rights. IDAMHO successfully brought a case to the Supreme Court of Honduras that found several articles of the 1998 General Mining Law unconstitutional. They continue to work to challenge the new mining law, which includes several provisions that were declared unconstitutional in IDAMHO’s court case. The TAI coalition in Honduras has also been actively participating in the Principle 10 process for Latin America and the Caribbean.