IILA worked with Honduras in the following international law capability-enhancing projects:

The Crime of Aggression at the International Criminal Court (concluded December 2017): IILA worked closely with Honduras in 2017 to ensure their full understanding and engagement with the complicated legal questions that surrounded the push to give the International Criminal Court (ICC) the power to investigate and prosecute individuals for the international crime of waging aggressive war. Despite having signed the Rome Statute to found the ICC in 2002, Honduras had not been able to participate in previous discussions over this vitally important question of international peace and security, and individual accountability for international crimes. IILA helped change that. 


Addressing the Migration Crisis (concluded May 2018): IILA supported Honduras throughout the negotiation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration from February through July 2018, during the drafting of the Compact. IILA assisted Honduras to be an important part of the negotiation on issues of vital importance to the people of Honduras – and to address the global migration crisis in full. IILA helped Honduras to participate in ensuring better legal protection for Honduran migrants, including children, moving outside of Honduras; for better legal protection for migrants entering Honduras; and to help turn Honduras’ commitment to the values of ensuring legal protection for safe and fair migration across the globe into the final text of the Compact – most prominently as a leading actor in ensuring no migrant is returned to a country where they would face the risk of death or torture or persecution.

Countering extremism while protecting human rights (concluded April 2018): IILA provided Honduras with legal research and training of the international law challenges and potential issues for the biennial examination of the United Nations’ Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in early 2018. IILA focused specifically on concerns surrounding free speech and other potential human rights violations that Honduras had noted were rising in the actions of other States in their counter-terrorism policies.

Daniel Stewart