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Honduras has dedicated terrorism financing legislation and criminalizes terrorist acts in broad terms in its Criminal Code. There is no carve-out for the exercise of fundamental human rights.

Compliance with International Law:
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The Definition of Terrorism in Domestic Law

Honduras no longer defines terrorism in its Criminal Code. A 2010 Law on Terrorist Financing defined terrorism by referring to offences in the global conventions to which Honduras is a State Party as well as the following:

Any other act intended or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to a civilian or to any other person not taking a direct part in hostilities in a situation of armed conflict, when the purpose of the act, by its nature or context, is to intimidate the population or to compel a Government or an international organization to perform or refrain from doing any act.Art. 2, Decreto No.241-2010 que contiene la Ley Contra el Financiamiento del Terrorismo.  

A 2013 decree considers extorsion by organized criminal groups to be acts of terrorism.Art. 5, Decree No. 168-2013.

Adherence to Global and Regional Terrorism Treaties


Honduras is a State Party to most of the main United Nations treaties on terrorism.


Adherence to Global Terrorism Treaties
Treaty Adherence
1973 Convention on Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons State Party
1979 Hostage-Taking Convention State Party
1997 Terrorist Bombings Convention State Party
1999 Terrorist Financing Convention State Party
2005 Nuclear Terrorism Convention State not party


Honduras is also a State Party to the main regional treaty on terrorism.


Adherence to Regional Terrorism Treaties
Treaty Adherence
2002 Inter-American Convention against Terrorism State Party

Laws and Penalties for Terrorist Offences

The Criminal Code stipulates that terrorist offences are punishable with imprisonment for the predicate offence increased by one third. If weapons or explosives are used, the increased in the tariff is two thirds.Art. 589, Criminal Code of Honduras.

The Constitution stipulates that a Honduran may be expatriated or handed over to the authorities of a foreign state when the crime concerns terrorism.Art. 102, Constitution of Honduras.

Counterterrorism Capacities and Policies at Domestic Level

The Honduras Police has civilian and military police that are engaged in major operations against armed gangs. At a dozen murders a day, the homicide rate in Honduras is one of the highest of any country in the world.


Codigo penal de honduras

2010 Decree on the Financing of Terrorism (original version)

2013 Decree on Organized Crime (original version)

Constitution of Honduras (English translation)