May 29, 2009

“Not Worth a Penny”

Human Rights Abuses against Transgender People in Honduras

Map of Honduras
Glossary of Key Terms
I. Summary
Key Recommendations
II. Background
Relevant Domestic laws
Police Overview
The Shape of Transgender Lives in Honduras
III. Police Abuse and Violence
Rape, Assault and Extortion
Arbitrary Arrests
IV. Failures to Protect and Investigate
Failure to Investigate: Losing Faith in the System
Failure to Protect: Police Inaction
V. Specific Recommendations
To the Government of Honduras
To the International Donor Community
To the United Nations
To Honduran Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
Appendix: Legal Standards
The United Nations System
The Inter American System
Other Relevant National and Regional