Honduras Ordered to Pay Reparations to Family of Trans Woman Killed by Police
Twelve long years after trans activist Vicky Hernandez was killed by Honduran security forces, her family is finally getting a measure of justice.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that Honduras must acknowledge its responsibility for her 2009 murder and re-open an investigation into her case, begin tracking anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes, and pay reparations to her family.
These measures are the fruit of years of litigation work led by RFK Human Rights and Red Lesbica Cattrachas, just one way we try to address the growing epidemic of gender violence around the globe.
While transphobia in Latin America remains pervasive and deadly, RFK Human Rights’ Angelita Baeyens says the Court’s decision brings hope for change.Learn More
The ruling sets a legal precedent across Latin American, which has the highest concentration of trans murders in the world.Learn More
What comes next is ensuring that the Court orders are implemented and that the roadmap it lays out is followed by other governments in Latin America and beyond.Learn More
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