Update to Response to Information Request NIC10501.E of 13 March 1992 on whether recourse to the law is available to victims of sexual assault, particularly for women assaulted by military personnel [NIC29553.E]

Specific information on whether recourse to the law is available to women who are victims of sexual assault by military personnel could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. The most recent information on violence against women in Nicaragua can be found in Response to Information Request NIC29554.E of 17 June 1998.

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 to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Asociación Nicaragüense Pro-Derechos Humanos. 1998. Situación de los Derechos Humanos Nicaragua 1997.

Amnesty International Report 1997. 1997.

La Boletína [Managua]. 1996-1997.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. 1996-1997.

Diario La Nación [San José]. June 1998.

La Prensa [Managua]. June 1998.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1996-1998.

Latin America Regional Reports: Caribbean & Central America Report [London]. 1996-1998

Puntos de Encuentro, Managua.

Red de Mujeres contra la Violencia, Managua.

Reflexcion [Managua]. Oct. 1997-Feb. 1998.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, Global News Bank, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR database), WNC.