Lester Ramírez is the Coordinator of Investigation at the Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa, a chapter of Transparency International in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Lester earned his law degree with a focus in Commercial Law and International Public Law at UNAH; he also holds a Master of Human Rights and Development and a Master of Public Policy and Security. He holds a Master of International Business from Leiden University in Holland and a Doctorate in Government and Public Administration.
He has broad-ranging experience in human rights and public policy, serving as an Analyst of Human Rights for the National Commission of Human Rights, Honduras, as well as a Contracts Officer for UNDP. He has worked as a consultant and technical advisor for various committees and projects in Honduras, including the Commission for Truth and Reconciliation, which investigated cases of corruption connected to Honduras’ coup d’etat in 2009. His first project at ASJ studied the price of medicines, which ultimately uncovered corrupt practices in public contracting and procurement. He is the author for many studies and investigations about corruption and human rights in Honduras.