HLS Professor Noah Feldman and a team of HLS affiliates have written a report at the request of the Commission on Truth and Reconciliation of Honduras, examining the constitutionality of the actions in Honduras that resulted in the 2009 military coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya from office.
The report’s co-authors include: David Landau ’04, assistant professor at Florida State University College of Law, and Brian Sheppard LL.M. ’05, S.J.D. candidate and associate professor at Seton Hall University School of Law. Leonidas Rosa Suazo, attorney at Bufete Rosa y Asociados in Honduras, served as the local consultant for the project. The report found that both parties—Zelaya and those who removed him from office—likely acted unconstitutionally on numerous occasions. The authors suggest a series of reforms aimed at fighting the threat of unconstitutional presidential action and the threat of military intervention.
The report will be publicly available after the commission releases its findings later this summer.