Nicaragua's Emerging Model of Popular Justice

Stout, Kate; Buono, Richard Dello
May 1986
Humanity & Society;May86, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p205
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the evolution of judicial system in Nicaragua. Revolution in Nicaragua faced many problems and challenges due to dictatorship. Court buildings had been destroyed, and trained and educated personnel for courts were not available. Judges had left the country, or were unseated. Thus, there was no operative system of justice in Nicaragua in 1979. To improve the situation, Special Emergency Tribunals were organized to address public order violations. The revolution gained momentum, and seven Appellate Courts were formed, and their judges were appointed by the Supreme Court.


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