OAS calls for new emergency session to tackle crisis in Nicaragua

OAS calls for new emergency session to tackle crisis in Nicaragua

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) held a new emergency session on Wednesday, 8 December, drawing from the “collective assessment” of the regional body on the crisis in Nicaragua, where a new project will be addressed. Decision indicating non-compliance by the system Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo are principles enshrined in the Inter-American Democratic Charter.

The draft resolution was promoted by the permanent missions to the Organization of American States in Canada, Antigua and Barbuda, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, and the United States. The results of the deliberations of the Permanent Council on November 29, 2021 concerning the situation in Nicaragua, in accordance with the resolution approved at the fifty-first ordinary session of the General Assembly shall be called.

The draft resolution highlights first that Nicaragua “does not fulfill the obligations undertaken in the Inter-American Democratic Charter”. Moreover, he once again urges the Ortega regime to release all political prisoners and “accept the mission of high-level good offices authorized by the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States”.

This mission will seek to negotiate an agreement that will lead to: “Implement comprehensive electoral reforms, as required by previous decisions of the Organization of American States and in accordance with Nicaragua’s obligations under international law; repeal all laws that restrict political participation and limit human rights in a manner that is inconsistent with Nicaragua’s obligations under international law.” International Nicaragua in the field of human rights and dialogue between all political parties and other actors in Nicaragua with the aim of holding presidential and early parliamentary elections that are free, fair and transparent with reliable international observation.”

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They will ask for an urgent visit

The resolution also states that the Ortega system allows for the immediate return of international human rights bodies, such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

As entrusted to Secretary General Luis Almagro To urgently request a meeting with the Government of Nicaragua to convey this decision and obtain its commitment to accept the high-level mission. Almagro is to report on these diplomatic efforts to the Permanent Council no later than 17 December.

Ortega System The process of leaving the Organization of American States began on November 19, Arguing that the regional body’s recent decisions “undermine the sovereignty and independence of Nicaragua”.

It was a collective appreciation In compliance with the resolution of the “Situation in Nicaragua” Adopted on November 12 at the 51st session of the General Assembly of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of American States, actually taking place.

In that same resolution, the Organization of American States declared – by 25 votes to, one against, seven abstentions and one absent – that Nicaragua’s elections on November 7 They were not free, fair or transparent and had no democratic legitimacy.

In this election, President Daniel Ortega Saavedra was re-elected for the third time in a row – and the second with his wife Rosario Murillo as Vice President -. But on this occasion the Sandinista leader appeared without political competition, after the imprisonment of the main opposition candidates, and without democratic guarantees.

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