Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry


Excerpts of the following laws appear in the publication "Legislating for Equality, A Multinational Collection of Non-Discrimination Norms. Vol. II: Americas":

Human Rights Related Legislation

General Education Act of 2006.


Penal Code Provisions

Criminal Code of 2008, as Amended up to 2012.


Non- Discrimination


Labour Code of 1996.

Equality of Rights and Opportunities Act of 2008.


Protection Of Minorities


Statute on Autonomy for the Regions of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua of 1987.

Act on the Creation of the National Committee on the International Decade of Indigenous People (CONADIPI) of 1994.

Act on the Official Use of the Atlantic Coast Communities Languages of 1996.

General Health Act of 2002.

Act on the Communal Ownership Regime of the Indigenous People and Ethnic Communities of the Autonomous Regions of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua and the Bocay, Coco, Indio and Maiz Rivers of 2003.

Decree Declaring the 9th of August as the National Day of the Indigenous People of Nicaragua of 2007.

Act Concerning the Fair and Equitable Treatment of Indigenous People and Afro-Nicaraguans of 2011.


Equality Bodies/ Ombudsman

Office of the Ombudsman Act of 1996, as Amended up to 2003.