YATAMA v. Nicaragua

This case involves the exclusion of candidates for mayors, deputy mayors, and councilors who were part of the indigenous regional political party, Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Asla Takanka (YATAMA) from participating in the municipal elections held on November 5, 2000 in the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic Autonomous Regions. The individuals affected filed several recourses against this decision, however, the Supreme Court of Justice of Nicaragua declared that their claims were inadmissible. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

Case Summary: YATAMA v. Nicaragua, Case Summary

Year: 
2005
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

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