Stuart Jenkins, Smallcap NewsApril 4, 2022
The resolution on Nicaragua adopted by the UN Human Rights Council is unwise, asserts Leonardo González Law Professor of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua).
Exclusively with Prensa Latina, Gonzalez alluded to the political bias and interventionist interests of the said mechanism, which, he said, could not be accepted because it contravened the UN Charter itself.
Last week, the aforementioned body approved a decision to set up a group of three experts to investigate possible human rights violations in the Central American country since April 2018.
The document was approved by 20 votes to 7 against, with 20 abstentions.
In this sense, the Professor of Law at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) emphasized that the aforementioned council has little legitimacy when dealing with the human rights agenda.
“When we refer to legitimacy, we are talking about something systematic, that is, countries regulate themselves so that international relations are rational and consensual, but above all, UN experts ensure that the principles are applied to all cities, not just a few,” he explained.
Gonzalez described this agenda as colonial, adding that it was a strategy to discredit left-wing governments in the region.
“When they appoint electoral and human rights committees or any other type of monitoring committee, they are considering colonial strategies to maintain the status quo based on the domination of the north,” he said.
For the analyst, there is a paradoxical aspect to this, which is that a few days ago Nicaragua was appointed Vice-President of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for its performance in food sovereignty in the region.
“It is clear that ensuring life, and food sovereignty, is not a human right of the United Nations. Therefore, it is not an agenda of wanting to guarantee these rights in an integrated manner, but rather seeking to impose their hegemony,” he commented.
The professor recalled the events in the Central American country in 2018, and how the Sandinista government called two committees at the time to monitor the conflict.
He concluded: “At that time there was a concrete truth, but now we are at peace, and therefore, there are no grounds to allow this delegation in, to accept that it would be a violation of our political constitution.”
Last Thursday, the government of President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo rejected any resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council against Managua for its lack of political basis.
The Nicaraguan executive called for not to focus or base these decisions on media campaigns of disinformation and hate.