FIRST REPORT OF HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP OF EXPERTS ABOUT NICARAGUA
What is the GHREN?
In its resolution 49/3, on the promotion and protection of human rights in Nicaragua, adopted on 31 March 2022, the Human Rights Council decided to establish, for a period of one year, a group of three human rights experts on Nicaragua, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council.
With the adoption of resolution 49/3 of 31 March 2022, the Human Rights Council provided the Group of Human Rights Experts on Nicaragua with the following mandate:
a) To conduct thorough and independent investigations into all alleged human rights violations and abuses committed in Nicaragua since April 2018, including the possible gender dimensions of such violations and abuses, and their structural root causes;
To establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged violations and abuses, to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse information and evidence and, where possible, to identify those responsible, and to make such information accessible and usable in support of ongoing and future accountability efforts;
c) To make recommendations with a view to improving the situation of human rights, to provide guidance on access to justice and accountability, as appropriate, and to ensure a victim-centred approach, including by addressing the impact of multiple and intersectional forms of discrimination;
d) To engage with all relevant stakeholders, including the Government of Nicaragua, the Office of the High Commissioner, international human rights organizations, relevant United Nations agencies and civil society, with a view to exchanging information, as appropriate, and providing support for national, regional and international efforts to promote accountability for human rights violations and abuses in Nicaragua.
«Such violations and abuses, as prohibited acts, constitute a systematic and widespread attack against a civilian population.…»
The State of Nicaragua has breached its obligation to prevent the violations, abuses and crimes documented in this report
The GHREN has reasonable grounds to believe that officials and authorities from all branches of the State and at all levels participated in conduct that violated human rights.