NICARAGUA


The Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) works to promote racial and ethnic equality for Afro-descendant and indigenous communities – a unique focus among international human rights organizations. We work with a wide range of organizations in Latin America fighting racial discrimination or discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In Nicaragua, Race and Equality works to strengthen local counterparts to use the Inter-American System and the Universal System of Human Rights, through technical assistance which provides tools to document human rights violations and produce optimal reports for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Special Procedures – including the various Committees that monitor International Conventions signed by Nicaragua, as well as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

In light of the repression in Nicaragua which has worsened since April 18, 2018 – causing hundreds of deaths – Race and Equality offers technical assistance to local counterpart organizations to make visible the situation of women, Afro-descendants, LGBTI population, and human rights in general as a means to promote the search for justice, and against impunity.

Race and Equality strengthens the capacity of our counterparts and the leaders of the various countries in which we work, so that they may actively participate in the OAS General Assembly, the Summit of the Americas Process, the Inter-American Human Rights Protection System, the Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies of the United Nations System.

Latest News

Latest News

Journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora, as well as 100 other political prisoners from Nicaragua, were released from prison
Journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora, as well as 100 other political prisoners from Nicaragua, were released from prison
June 11, 2019
Washington, D.C. June 11, 2019. The Nicaraguan authorities released 106 political prisoners this week, 100 men and 6 women, who were unjustly imprisoned for months. Among those released were...
We reject the Amnesty Law approved in Nicaragua and continue to demand justice for the victims of repression
We reject the Amnesty Law approved in Nicaragua and continue to demand justice for the victims of repression
June 8, 2019
Washington, D.C. June 8, 2019. The National Assembly of Nicaragua approved today an Amnesty Law that allows for the release of 182 political prisoners who remain in prison and the terminatio...
HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS URGE THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO RESPECT & PROTECT THE IASHR
HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS URGE THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO RESPECT & PROTECT THE IASHR
May 29, 2019
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 29, 2019 - The undersigned organizations express our concern regarding the State’s rejection of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ recen