Information on the United Democratic University Front (FUUD) student organizations, 1993-95 [HND20814.E]

According to a representative of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Honduras (CODEH), the United Democratic University Front (FUUD) still exists at the National Autonomous University, and possibly at other student centres as well (25 May 1995). Details on its membership or organization were not readily available to the source. In a recent prolonged strike by teachers no violent incidents involving students took place (ibid.). The source added that for approximately the last year this student front has not attracted the attention of human rights organizations for involvement in violent incidents, either as a target or as a perpetrator. However, the source stated that the possibility of some violent incident taking place among student groups within the last year or two cannot be dismissed; having a specific or approximate date of an alleged incident would facilitate research and verification with published or other sources locally available in Honduras (ibid.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below a list of sources consulted in researching this information request.


Comité de Defensa de Derechos Humanos (CODEH), Tegucigalpa. 25 May 1995. Telephone interview with representative.

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. Yearly. London: Amnesty International.

Central America Newspak [Austin]. Fortnightly.

Central America Report [Guatemala City]. Weekly.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. U.S. Department of State. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Critique: Review of the Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. New York: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Latin America Daily Report. Daily.

Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly. New York: Human Rights Watch.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly.

Latin American Weekly Report [London]. Weekly.

News From Americas Watch [New York].

On-line searches.


This list is not exhaustive. Country-specific books available in the Resource Centre are not included.