The Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), from Washington D.C accepted the invitation from the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal and from the Honduran Bar Association to appoint a Mission of Observers to the November 29, 2009 general elections in Honduras. Founded in 1940 the IABA is committed to the promotion and defense of the rule of law in the Western Hemisphere as the foundation of a just and free society.
The IABA Mission of Observers to Honduras will be presided by Renaldy J. Gutierrez, of Gutierrez & Associates and a former President of the IABA (2007-2008). The Mission is comprised of twenty delegates which include the President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the President of Costa Rican Bar Association, and attorneys from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico and The United States, all Council Members of the IABA.
The IABA is a member of the Organization of American States Civil Society.