Padre Melo

Rev. Ismael Moreno Coto, S.J., known as 'Padre Melo', is a human rights defender from Honduras where he is director of Radio Progreso and of ERIC - Equipo de Reflexion, Investigacion y Comunicacion (the Team for Reflection, Research and Communication) which litigate cases of human rights violations before national and international courts and conduct research, trainings, and strategic communication through community radio and printed materials on the human rights situation in Honduras.


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New threats against human rights defenders require new kinds of protection

By: Padre Melo

Human rights organizations and funders in Latin America need to rethink how they protect defenders in light of increasing threats from non-state actors and impunity ...




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