In the light of crimes against humanity in Nicaragua, NGOs call for 2-year renewal of the GHREN
After a year of exhaustive investigations, the Group of Human Rights Experts on in Nicaragua (GHREN) concluded that the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo - motivated by political motives - is committing systematic and widespread human rights violations that constitute crimes against humanity. Given the gravity of these crimes, Nicaraguan activists demanded that the mandate of the GHREN and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) be strengthened and renewed for two years.
"We believe in a Nicaragua without dictatorship, where everyone can participate in the life of their community and express what they think. A Nicaragua in which the human rights of all people are guaranteed and those who speak out when they are violated are protected. A country in which truth and justice are guaranteed without exception, especially towards those groups that have historically been discriminated against"
The situation in Nicaragua has been monitored by the Human Rights Council for more than three years.
41st session of the Human Rights Council
Oral Update, 10 July 2019
OHCHR urged the authorities to engage in meaningful and inclusive dialogue, and highlighted the remote monitoring work carried out by a specialized team from the Regional Office in Panama, following OHCHR's expulsion at the end of August 2018.
The UN Human Rights Council will examine the situation in Nicaragua again in March 2022. It is time to respond more forcefully and create an international mechanism to investigate the serious human rights violations that have taken place in the country since April 2018, as well as its structural causes, and that those responsible be identified.
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