Nicaragua: Amnesty International Briefing on Nicaragua to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child: 55th Period of Sessions, 13 September - 1 October 2010

Nicaragua: Amnesty International Briefing on Nicaragua to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child: 55th Period of Sessions, 13 September - 1 October 2010

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Index Number: AMR 43/004/2010
Date Published: 26 August 2010
Categories: Nicaragua

In this briefing, Amnesty International conveys information and concerns regarding the problem of rape and sexual abuse in Nicaragua, in particular regarding how adolescent and young girls are targeted for such abuse. Nicaragua’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child are examined in light of Amnesty International’s research findings from country research visits in 2008, 2009 and 2010.


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