With funding from Open Society Foundations, the Center is undertaking an initiative to monitor, analyze, and enhance public understanding of the performance of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH). Under the direction of School of International Service Professor Charles Call and a team of senior researchers, this one-year pilot effort will aim to understand the MACCIH in the context of anti-corruption and impunity initiatives in Honduras.
Project lead Professor Call authored a report that examines MACCIH's progress and challenges in the two years since its inception. Halfway through its four-year mandate, MACCIH has scored some important successes but confronts growing sabotage from segments of Honduras’s political elite determined to undermine the Mission’s work. The report was launched in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on June 21, 2018 in front of an audience of nearly 200. The report is available for download in English and Spanish below.
- 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 (MACCIH)
- Avances y Desafíos: Informe sobre los primeros dos años de la Misión de Apoyo contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad en Honduras (MACCIH)
The initial findings from this initiative will be published once every two months in The MACCIH Monitor. This publication is intended to provide regular, independent analysis of the work of MACCIH, and will be available online in English and Spanish:
- The MACCIH Monitor, Issue 1, November 21, 2017 (English)
- El Monitor de MACCIH, Número 1, el 21 del noviembre del 2017 (Español)
- The MACCIH Monitor, Issue 2, January 31, 2018 (English)
- El Monitor de MACCIH, Número 2, el 31 del enero de 2018 (Español)
- The MACCIH Monitor, Issue 3, March 22, 2018 (English)
- El Monitor de MACCIH, Número 3, el 22 del marzo de 2018 (Español)
- The MACCIH Monitor, Issue 4, May 18, 2018 (English)
Dos años de la MACCIH: Avances y Desafíos
June 21, 2018
CLALS and the Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC) hosted a public event to present a two-year report, authored by SIS Professor and project lead Charles Call, on the MACCIH's progress and challenges that it faces in an increasingly polarizing atmosphere in Honduras. After opening remarks from CLALS' Eric Hershberg and UNITEC's Marlon Brevé, Professor Call summarized the report for an audience of nearly 150. Afterwards, panelists from various sectors of Honduran civil society elaborated on the report's findings and discussed anti-corruption initiatives in a wider context. The panelists included: Ana María Calderón Boy, Interim Spokesperson for MACCIH; Yahvé Sabillón, Congressperson(LIBRE) and Leader of the Congressional Front in support of MACCIH (FPAM); Odir Fernández, Head of the Investigative Unit in the National Anti-Corruption Council (CNA); and Gabriela Blen, Leader of the "Indignados" Movement and Founder of the Student Anti-Corruption Group (CEA).
A recording of the event is available here.