Republic of Nicaragua

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • NIC43411.E - Rights and obligations of permanent residents; specifically, how permanent status is lost and, if possible, reacquired; the type of identification document provided to permanent residents; limitations on the length of time permanent residents can remain outside the country without losing their residency status; whether permanent residents would lose their status if they failed to pay the annual permanent residency fee; if so, the procedure for having their status reinstated (2002-July 2005) - August 2005 (PDF)
    • ZZZ100085.E - Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Whether a man born in Costa Rica is eligible for Nicaraguan citizenship by virtue of his father's Nicaraguan nationality; whether his Costa-Rican born children and wife would also be eligible for Nicaraguan citizenship (2002-May 2005) - May 2005 (PDF)
    • NIC43411.E - The procedures to be followed by a person who was born in Nicaragua but who became a resident of Costa Rica and who wants to reclaim (to obtain) his/her Nicaraguan nationality if his/her birth was not registered and he/she has not any documentation to prove that he/she was born in Nicaragua (February 2005) - February 2005 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • NIC103515.E - Prevalence and forms of child abuse; state protection and availability of child protection services (2007 - July 2010) - August 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • RIC-Reports
    • What is the background of the current political situation in Nicaragua? What are the circumstances surrounding the November 2001 elections? What are the political parties and movements that are involved directly or indirectly in the election? Who are the primary representatives of the parties? - October 25, 2001 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Creoles

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Creoles (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Garifuna

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Garifuna (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Indigenous Peoples

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Indigenous People - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • NIC103513.E - Domestic violence, including legislation and availability of state protection and support services (2007- July 2010) - August 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International

    • Listen To Their Voice and Act : Stop the rape and sexual abuse of girls in Nicaragua - Nov 2010 (PDF)
    • The Total Abortion Ban In Nicaragua - July 2009 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Over their dead bodies: Denial of Access to Emergency Obstetric Care and Therapeutic Abortion in Nicaragua - October 2007 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Law

Maps


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Medical Availability

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports


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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Gangs

  • Gangs in Central America - November 26, 2012 (PDF)
  • Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment Annex 5: Nicaragua Profile report - April 2006 (PDF)

US Government Reports

  • RIC Reports

    • What illegal armed groups exist in Nicaragua? What is the FUAC? Who are its leaders? What are its origins? - January 23, 2002 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Freedom House


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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • Issue Paper - Chronology Of Events January 1995 - December 1996 - February 1997 (PDF)

Media


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Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Nicaragua - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Terrorism

Not Available


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Updated July 28, 2015