Nicaragua

The information relating to domestic torture laws has been adapted from the Compilation of Torture Laws tool available on the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) website, available here.

Date of ratification UNCAT: 5 July 2005

Relevant Laws

• Constitution of 9 January 1987
• Criminal Code of 2007 (Law No. 641, 13 November 2007)
• The Code of Criminal Procedure

Relevant Articles

Prohibition of Torture:
• Article 36 of the Constitution
• Article 227 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

Definition of Torture:
• Article 486 of the Criminal Code

Penalties:
• Article 486 of the Penal Code

Others:
• Exclusion of evidence: Articles 15 and 16 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

* Information compiled May 2009

Country file can be accessed via APT website here.