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    Nicaragua-Russia: Cooperation Agreement for Training of Police Forces On March 21, 2024, Nicaragua enacted Legislative Decree A.N. No. 8873 of 2024 (the agreement), a decree approving the agreement between the government of the Republic of Nicaragua and the Government of the Russian Federation, for cooperation in the field of retraining and professional improvement in the sphere of police activity. As outlined in article … Continue reading “Nicaragua-Russia: Cooperation Agreement for Training of...
    • Contributor: Alvarez, Stephania
    • Date: 2024-05-28
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    International: International Court of Justice Rejects Nicaragua's Request to Order Germany to Halt Aid to Israel On April 30, 2024, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected a request by Nicaragua to order Germany to halt its aid to Israel. Germany has been providing Israel with military assistance, including military equipment, following the October 7, 2023, attack by Hamas.In the case of Nicaragua v. Germany, Nicaragua alleged that Israel used Germany’s … Continue reading “International: International Court of Justice Rejects...
    • Contributor: Gesley, Jenny
    • Date: 2024-05-22
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    Nicaragua: New Decree Authorizes Entry of Foreign Military Personnel, Vessels, and Aircraft for Humanitarian Action On June 1, 2023, a decree issued by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on May 29, 2023, allowing humanitarian assistance and military exchanges in the second half of 2023 entered into force. (Presidential Decree No. 05-2023, Diario Oficial [D.O.], June 1, 2023.) The decree, which contains a comprehensive plan for the entry of foreign military personnel, … Continue reading “Nicaragua: New Decree Authorizes Entry of...
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2023-10-17
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    Nicaragua: Amendment to Code of Criminal Procedure Extends Pretrial Preventive Detention Period (Mar. 11, 2021) On February 5, 2021, Law No. 1060, which amends Nicaragua’s Code of Criminal Procedure to extend the previous 48-hour pretrial preventive detention period for suspects, was published in the country’s official gazette and entered into force. Law No. 1060 adds a new article 253 bis to the code, stipulating that the judicial […]
    • Contributor: Gutierrez, Norma
    • Date: 2021-03-11
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    Nicaragua: Constitution Amended to Establish Life Imprisonment for Hate Crimes (Feb. 26, 2021) On January 19, 2021, an amendment to Nicaragua’s Constitution establishing life sentences for hate crimes entered into force. The amendment adds a second paragraph to article 37 of the Constitution. The first paragraph of article 37 states that “[n]o penalty or penalties shall be imposed that alone or together last more than […]
    • Contributor: Gutierrez, Norma
    • Date: 2021-02-26
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    Nicaragua: New Commercial Code to Be Drafted (Aug. 25, 2011) Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to issue a new Code because the current one entered into effect in 1917 and is considered […]
    • Contributor: As, Francisco - Mac&iacute
    • Date: 2011-08-25
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    Nicaragua: Supreme Court Decision Permitting President, Others to Seek Reelection (Dec. 18, 2009) On October 19, 2009, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Nicaragua issued a decision that effectively permits the President, Vice-President, mayors, and vice-mayors to run for reelection. (Case No. 602-09, in the Amparo Writ Ortega et al. v. the Supreme Electoral Council of the Republic of Nicaragua, ARCHIVOS DE LA […]
    • Contributor: Figueroa, Dante
    • Date: 2009-12-18
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    Nicaragua: Presidential Decree Directs Measures of Austerity (Feb. 27, 2009) On January 15, 2009, the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega Saavedra, issued a decree on “austerity and savings.” Presidential Decree 02-2009, published in LA GACETA, DIARIO OFICIAL [the official gazette] of January 21, 2009, contains the measures that governmental institutions should take to generate savings within public agencies, with the aim of […]
    • Contributor: As, Francisco - Mac&iacute
    • Date: 2009-02-27
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    Nicaragua: Refugee Legislation Approved (July 2, 2008) Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates the creation of a National Commission for Refugees (CONAR), which will be in charge of studying […]
    • Contributor: Gutierrez, Norma
    • Date: 2008-07-02