Case of Murdered Honduran Trans Woman Could Set Legal Precedent


The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is examining whether the Honduran government was complicit in the killing of Vicky Hernández, a 26-year-old trans woman fatally shot on the night of the country’s 2009 coup d’état.

The case, led by RFK Human Rights and Red Lésbica Cattrachas, is the first to ask the Inter-American Court whether a state has failed to protect a transgender person and could set a legal precedent not just in Honduras but across Latin America, which has the world’s highest concentration of trans murders.

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