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Weekly Report - 28 March 2019 (WR-19-12)

NICARAGUA: Mounting pressure on Ortega over human rights

“A crucial next step in addressing the human rights crisis that is rapidly tearing the country apart”. This was the response by the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) to the first-ever resolution passed last week by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Nicaragua. Along with other recent moves by the international community in response to human rights concerns, the UN resolution is serving as the latest source of pressure on President Daniel Ortega which would seem to be having an impact of sorts.

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