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Trans murder in Honduras

In 2009, 26-year-old trans woman and LGBTQ+ rights activist Vicky Hernández was murdered in Honduras during a coup d’etat perpetrated by a right-wing sector of society.

For years, the legal team at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights fought for accountability in Vicky’s case. In 2021, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a landmark ruling that held the Honduran state responsible for the crime. Speaking on the BBC’s “Witness History,” our VP of International Advocacy & Litigation Angelita Baeyens discusses details of Vicky’s case and the significance of the IACHR’s ruling.

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