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Nicaragua: Treatment of professors at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, UNAN) in León; whether the UNAN takes into account the political activities of professors when hiring or dismissing them; whether professors have been dismissed in the past two years (2002-October 2004)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 7 October 2004
Citation / Document Symbol NIC43026.FE
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Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Nicaragua: Treatment of professors at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, UNAN) in León; whether the UNAN takes into account the political activities of professors when hiring or dismissing them; whether professors have been dismissed in the past two years (2002-October 2004), 7 October 2004, NIC43026.FE, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/42df614a20.html [accessed 25 July 2014]
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No information on the treatment of professors at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, UNAN) in León or on whether the UNAN has dismissed professors in the past two years could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, in correspondence dated 30 September 2004, a professor from the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Humanities (Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y Humanidades) at the UNAN in León provided the following information.

Although there were problems in the 1980s,

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today, under the current circumstances, we have learned to coexist; gradually we are tolerating each other, and there is no discrimination of any kind by the university's administration against the political doctrine or against ideologies. Most students and professors have left-wing beliefs but respect the choice of others.

No additional information on this subject could be found within the time constraints of this Response.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN), León. 30 September 2004. Correspondence sent to the Research Directorate by a professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Humanities.

Additional Sources Consulted

The Research Directorate was unable to obtain a response from an oral source within the time constraints of this Response.

Internet sites, including: Amnesty International, Central America Report [Guatemala City], Country Reports, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), El Nuevo Diario [Managua], La Prensa [Managua].

Copyright notice: This document is published with the permission of the copyright holder and producer Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The original version of this document may be found on the offical website of the IRB at http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/. Documents earlier than 2003 may be found only on Refworld.

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