CIFCA—the Copenhagen Initiative for Central America and Mexico—coordinated the mission, which was composed of 17 members from different professional sectors and countries. The delegation visited Honduras at the end of July.
The mission recommended that the international community condemn the coup and demand Zelaya's return.
The mission calls on the international community not to accept elections organized by the de facto Micheletti government and to continue to suspend international budget aid. It also calls on the international community to maintain the suspension of diplomatic relations with the Micheletti administration, including suspending diplomatic visas and freezing foreign bank accounts.
All these measures are intended to force the de facto government to accept the negotiations coordinated by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias. Arias seeks a peaceful return to democracy that will begin with Zelaya's return to the country.
The members of the mission were able to confirm that human rights have been violated, as people were arrested without formal legal accusations. The people who have been detained include not only Hondurans, but also foreigners, especially Nicaraguans.
The mission also confirmed several cases of violations of freedom of speech and expression and has had conversations with journalists that were forced to stop their activities.
In order to continue monitoring the situation in Honduras, the mission has decided to create a Human Rights Observatory.