Governing the New Honduran City States
Published October 15, 2012
Tags: Honduras, law, model cities
Peter Spiro’s recent piece in Opinio Juris discusses the development of new model cities to be built in Honduras. The most novel feature of these three new urban centers will be the system of justice that will govern them. Honduran law will not apply in these three cities. They will have their own police, taxing and governmental laws, and be permitted to enter into international treaties on the subjects of investment and tax with some oversight by the National Congress of Honduras. The Honduran state will not interfere in their immigration policy, and the court system for these cities will use the Supreme Court of Mauritius for its appeals with the Joint Committee of the Privy Council in London functioning as the court of last resort.