Information on the treatment of failed Nicaraguan asylum seekers upon their return to Nicaragua [NIC21695.E]

Please find attached general information on the situation of Nicaraguan returnees.

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


International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) [Oxford]. October 1991. Vol. 3, No. 4. Maureen Davies. "Report on the Current Status of the Miskito Nation of Nicaragua," pp. 709-714.

Journal of Refugee Studies [Oxford]. 1990. Vol. 3, No. 4. Tanya Basok. "Repatriation of Nicaraguan Refugees from Honduras and Costa Rica," pp. 281-198.

Réfugiés. June 1991. No. 86. Sylvie Girard. "Honduras: La fin d'une époque",p. 10.

Tico Times [San José, in English]. 28 July 1995. "11 000 Nicaraguans Deported From Costa Rica So Far in '95." (Central America NewsPak [Austin], 7 Aug.-20 Aug. 1995, Vol. 10, No. 14, p. 10)

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. 1995. New York: Amnesty International.

Central America Newspak [Austin, Tx]. 1993-1995.

Central America Report [Guatemala City]. 1992-1995.

Central America Update [Toronto]. 1993.

Critique: Review of the Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. 1995. New York: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Documentation-Réfugiés [Paris]. Weekly.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

Human Rights Watch. 1995. Human Rights Watch World Report. New York: Human Rights Watch.

Indexed Media Review (IMR)

Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA). 1994. Annual Reports: General Concerns and Brief Country Reports.

Keesing's Record of World Events. 1994-1995. Edited by Roger East. London: Longman.

Latin America Update [Washington]. 1993.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1992-1995.

Latin American Newsletters [London]. 1993..

Latin American Regional Reports: Central America and Caribbean Report [London]. 1994-1995.

Latin American Special Reports [London].