From Steady Progress to Severely Wounded: A Two-Year Report on the Performance of the Oas Mission in Support of the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras

52 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2018

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Charles Call

American University - Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS); American University - School of International Service

Date Written: June 2018

Abstract

This report analyzes the experience of MACCIH in reducing corruption and impunity in its first two years. Based on dozens of interviews with OAS and MACCIH officials; Honduran officials; representatives of Honduran and international civil society organizations; and diplomats of the United States, United Nations and other international stakeholders, the report considers the extent to which MACCIH has contributed to the fight against corruption. Although we examine degrees to which MACCIH has reasonably fulfilled its mandate during its initial two years, the report assesses the contribution of the MACCIH experiment beyond its strict mandate, examining how its creation and evolution have contributed to combating impunity and corruption in Honduras. We analyze MACCIH as an example of a particular type of tool of national and international decision-makers – an international body created with national government consent to work in close collaboration with authorities and civil society in the realm of rule of law and anti-impunity.

Keywords: OAS, MACCIH, Honduras, Corruption, Impunity

Suggested Citation

Call, Charles, From Steady Progress to Severely Wounded: A Two-Year Report on the Performance of the Oas Mission in Support of the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (June 2018). CLALS Working Paper Series No. 18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3210663 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3210663

Charles Call (Contact Author)

American University - Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

American University - School of International Service ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

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