Summary: State Party Honduras ratified the convention on 21 March 2012. It has participated in several meetings of the convention, but not since 2015. Honduras voted in favor of a key United Nations (UN) resolution on the convention in December 2017. Honduras provided an initial transparency report for the convention in June 2017, which formally confirms that it never produced cluster munitions and does not possess any stockpiles. Honduras imported cluster munitions in the past but said in 2007 that it destroyed the stocks.
The Republic of Honduras signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 3 December 2008, ratified on 21 March 2012, and the convention entered into force for the country on 1 September 2012.
Honduras has not enacted specific implementing legislation to enforce the convention’s provisions or reported any national implementation measures for the convention.
Honduras submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report for the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 8 June 2017.
Honduras played an active role in the Oslo Process that created the convention.
Honduras has participated in several meetings of the convention, but not since 2015.
Honduras voted in favor of a key UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution promoting implementation of the convention in December 2017.
It has also voted in favor of UNGA resolutions expressing outrage at the use of cluster munitions in Syria, most recently in December 2017.
Honduras is a State Party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It is also party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.
Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling
By providing its June 2017 transparency report, Honduras has formally confirmed that it never produced cluster munitions and does not possess any stocks, including for research and training purposes.
In December 2007, Honduras stated thatitdoes not possess cluster munitions, and officials said that a stockpile of air-dropped Rockeye cluster bombs and an unidentified type of artillery-delivered cluster munitions were destroyed before 2007. United States (US) export records show that Honduras imported 120 Rockeye cluster bombs at some point between 1970 and 1995.
 In June 2000, Honduras adopted Decree No. 60-2000 to enforce its implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty. See, ICBL, Landmine Monitor Report 2004: Toward a Mine-Free World (New York: Human Rights Watch (HRW), August 2004), p. 487. See also, Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report, Form A, 8 March 2017.
 The report covers calendar year 2017 and consists of a cover sheet that states “not applicable” on every form. The report was originally due by 28 February 2013. See, Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report, 8 March 2017.
 For more information on Honduras’ policy and practice regarding cluster munitions through early 2009, see HRW and Landmine Action, Banning Cluster Munitions: Government Policy and Practice (Ottawa: Mines Action Canada, May 2009), p. 89.
 Honduras attended the convention’s Meetings of States Parties in 2011, 2013, and 2014 and the First Review Conference in 2015. It also participated in the convention’s intersessional meetings in 2011 and 2013.
 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,” UNGA Resolution 72/54, 4 December 2017. Honduras voted in favor of previous UNGA resolutions promoting the convention in 2015 and 2016.
 “Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 72/191, 19 December 2017. Honduras voted in favor of similar resolutions in 2013–2016
 Statement of Honduras, Vienna Conference on Cluster Munitions, 5 December 2007. Notes by the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC)/Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). See also, HRW meetings with Honduran officials, in San José, 5 September 2007, and in Vienna, 3–5 December 2007.
 US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense, “Cluster Bomb Exports under FMS, FY1970–FY1995,” obtained by HRW in a Freedom of Information Act request, 28 November 1995.