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Jorge Jimenez

Jorge Jiménez


Jorge Jiménez

is a member of the Comité para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos en Honduras (Committee for the Defence of Human Rights in Honduras, CODEH), which monitors human rights violations, accompanies victims and conducts advocacy on their behalf. Jorge Jiménez became a leader of a student movement after the 2009 coup d'état that deposed former President Manuel Zelaya. As a result of the constant threats he has received due to his human rights work, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights granted Jorge Jiménez precautionary measures (MC-95-10) to protect his physical and psychological integrity as well as that of his family. 


Human rights defenders suffer extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment as well as judicial harassment, threats and stigmatisation. Journalists, lawyers, prosecutors, those defending the rights of women, children, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities, and those working on environmental and land rights issues are particularly at risk.