UPR: States issue recommendations to Nicaragua to ensure respect for the human rights of its citizens

UPR: States issue recommendations to Nicaragua to ensure respect for the human rights of its citizens

English, Español, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, ONU, Spanish, UN
Geneva, May 15, 2019. The call for the State of Nicaragua to respect the human rights of its citizens, including freedom of expression and the right of peaceful demonstration and association, was one of the most recurring recommendations from the more than 90 States that reviewed Nicaragua today during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), held within the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva. The recommendations given to the Nicaraguan State, 259 in total, come after a year of crisis during which serious human rights violations were committed by the authorities and parastatal groups against the population holding demonstrations. As a result, at least 325 people were killed, more than 2,000 were injured, and 62,000 people were forced to flee the country. Other States issued recommendations to Nicaragua…
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Race and Equality Calls for Peace, Justice and Democracy for Venezuela

Race and Equality Calls for Peace, Justice and Democracy for Venezuela

CIDH, Colombia, Colombia, English, Español, IACHR, OAS, OEA, ONU, Regional, Spanish, UN
Colombia, 1st May 2019 - On April 30th, the interim President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, called on the Venezuelan population to join "Operation Freedom", a massive demonstration to usher in what he himself describes as the "beginning of the end of the usurpation" of the Nicolás Maduro regime. Along with Guaidó, who issued the call in the early hours of the morning from the military base La Carlota in Caracas, was also the opposition figure Leopoldo López, who until yesterday was a political prisoner, and was freed from house arrest by defecting soldiers. The Maduro regime has described these actions as an attempted coup d'état. In spite of this, the Venezuelan people took to the streets to demand the military forces to join them on the call for justice and…
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We continue demanding freedom, justice, and democracy for Nicaragua

We continue demanding freedom, justice, and democracy for Nicaragua

CIDH, Español, IACHR, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, OAS, OEA, ONU, Race and Equality, Regional, Spanish, UN
[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Washington, DC, April 18, 2019 – Today marks one year since a genuine popular uprising began in Nicaragua led by young people, which has ended up changing the country’s direction in pursuit of three concrete demands: freedom for those who have been arbitrarily arrested and the reestablishment of constitutional freedoms, rights, and guarantees; justice for the victims of the repression [and] guarantees of reparations and non-repetition; and democracy for the country. What has happened in Nicaragua Twelve months ago, a group of mostly university students together with older people organized protests in the cities of León and Managua due to some reforms that were made to the Social Security Law without holding consultations.  The repression on April 18, 2018 against older people, youth, and journalists by government-aligned mobs…
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Remarks in Geneva: Need for International Guarantors to Ensure Respect for Human Rights in Nicaragua

Remarks in Geneva: Need for International Guarantors to Ensure Respect for Human Rights in Nicaragua

English, IACHR, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, Regional, Spanish, UN
Two Nicaraguan human rights defenders, a journalist, and the relative of a political prisoner discussed on April 4th in Geneva, the current state of the deterioration of human rights in their country and asked for more pressure to be exerted on the Nicaraguan government to permit international guarantors to guarantee the agreements that emerge from the negotiations between the government and civil society. More than 40 diplomatic missions interested in knowing first-hand about the status of the crisis that began in April 2018 gathered at the event – “Rights, Reprisals, and Repression in Nicaragua” – hosted by the missions of the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Georgia in the Palace of Nations at the UN. As a result of violent State repression, 325 people have died and more than…
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Nicaraguan delegation describes the situation of its country to the UN Human Rights Council before the next UPR

Nicaraguan delegation describes the situation of its country to the UN Human Rights Council before the next UPR

English, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, Regional, Spanish, UN
Geneva, April 3, 2019. In anticipation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nicaragua by the Human Rights Council in May, a group of human rights defenders and members of the Nicaraguan civil society described the current situation of their country to the international community in Geneva. The country has had a deep human rights crisis for almost a year. This UPR Pre-Session was attended by representatives of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh, for its initials in Spanish), Ipas Central America, the Women’s Autonomous Movement (MAM, for its initials in Spanish), the Del Rio Foundation, the Nicaraguan Platform of NGO Networks, the Center for Justice and Human Rights of Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast (CEJUDHCAN, for its initials in Spanish), and the Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI, for its initials…
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