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Vicky Hernández: Court says Honduras to blame for trans woman’s murder

A regional human rights court has ruled that Honduras was responsible for the murder of a transgender woman in 2009

In its landmark ruling, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ordered the government to pay reparations to the family of Vicky Hernández, 26, who was fatally shot in northern Honduras.

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The country has also been ordered to enact new measures to prevent violence and discrimination against LGBT people.

Campaigners have hailed the decision as a watershed moment for Honduras.

The ruling, made on the anniversary of Ms Hernández’s death, will set a legal precedent in Latin America, however the…

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