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The situation of human rights in Nicaragua

Publisher UN Commission on Human Rights
Publication Date 13 March 1979
Citation / Document Symbol E/CN.4/RES/14(XXXV)
Reference THIRTY-FIFTH SESSION, 1979
Cite as UN Commission on Human Rights, The situation of human rights in Nicaragua, 13 March 1979, E/CN.4/RES/14(XXXV), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f0bf30.html [accessed 23 July 2016]

14 (XXXV). The situation of human rights in Nicaragua[1]31

The Commission on Human Rights,

Taking into account the situation of wholesale and flagrant violations of human rights in Nicaragua,

Considering that the General Assembly, at its thirty-third session, adopted resolution 33/76 of 15 December 1978 drawing attention to the extreme gravity of the events that were taking place in that country,

Bearing in mind that, from the adoption of the above resolution until the present time, indiscriminate repression has continued against the civilian population, which lacks the most elementary safeguards,

1. Condemns the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Nicaraguan authorities;

2. Expresses its deep concern that the Government of Nicaragua has taken no steps to respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the population;

3. Demands that the Nicaraguan authorities put an end to the present grave situation and that they ensure respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the citizens of Nicaragua, as urged in General Assembly resolution 33/76 of 15 December 1978;

4. Requests the Secretary-General, acting through the appropriate channels, to keep under continuing review the development of the situation in Nicaragua, and in particular violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to submit a report, based on all relevant sources, to the Commission on Human Rights at its thirty-sixth session through the Sub-Commission on Protection of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.



[1]31 Adopted at the 1519th meeting on 13 March 1979 by 23 votes to none, with 6 abstentions. See chap. X.

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