Everyday in certain countries around the world, the lives of lawyers and their loved ones are seriously endangered. In their pursuit of justice, fairness and human rights, they are perceived as a threat to organised crime and/or authoritarian regimes. Bertha Oliva de Nativi of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) stated that, since 2010 to date, 81 lawyers have been killed in Honduras, nine of whom were prosecutors. She also said that one of the biggest challenges to Honduran society is the prevailing impunity, which is exacerbated by extreme poverty, corruption, human rights abuses and an abysmal record on access to justice. One latest example: in 2015, Frontline Defenders reported that Reina Lillian Rodriguez, a Honduran lawyer working for the National Commission of Human Rights (CONADEH), was subjected to intimidation and harassment as a result of her investigation into the murder of Hector Orlando Martinez, another Honduran lawyer. Hector Martinez was a lawyer and a member of the Union of Workers of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (SITRAUNAH). Prior to his murder, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights had granted precautionary measures to Hector Martinez and his family because of the danger they were in as a result of Hector’s work as a union leader.