At a Glance
The True Commission’s FOIA requests are still pending in the administrative stage. In Bigwood, the defendants' motion for summary judgment is also pending.
- Pamela Spees
CCR has been involved in advocacy aimed to address systemic human rights violations in Honduras arising out of the June 28, 2009, military coup d’etat that ousted democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya. One year after the coup, on June 28, 2010, the Human Rights Platform of Honduras created the True Commission or “Comisión de Verdad” (CDV for its acronym in Spanish) to respond to the Honduran people’s demand for a thorough and independent inquiry into the 2009 coup and to the inadequacies of the coup government’s appointed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR for its acronym in Spanish). CCR has supported the work of the True Commission in using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to request records and information from the U.S. government relating to the coup and its aftermath. In these efforts, CCR represents both the True Commission as well as Jeremy Bigwood, an independent journalist seeking to obtain this information.