This case is about dozens of Miskitos, an indigenous people living in remote areas of the Caribbean coast of Honduras, who, over almost two decades, were the victims of diving accidents while fishing for lobsters. All the victims suffered injuries or death and were compensated a pittance. Honduras agreed to a comprehensive friendly settlement of the case, including reparations. Nonetheless, the Court still found Honduras in violation of several articles of the American Convention, including Article 26 for violation of the victims’ right to health and social security.
Case Summary: Lemoth Morris et al. (Miskitos Divers) v. Honduras