COI Report (translation). Country of Origin Report. Nicaragua


This document is an unofficial translation of a publication by Tribunal Administrativo Migratorio (Costa Rica) with the title Informe de País de Origen. Nicaragua published in December 2018.

The translation from Spanish into English was made by the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons (CGRS). The author is not responsible for the translated document.

This material has been prepared by the Administrative Court of Migration for use in decisions on appeals filed by asylums seekers of Nicaraguan origin.


The policy implemented by the Commissioner General is based on a thorough analysis of accurate and up-to-date information on the general situation in the country of origin. This information is collated in a professional manner from various, objective sources, including the EASO, the UNHCR, relevant international human rights organisations, non-governmental organisations, professional literature and coverage in the media. When determining policy, the Commissioner General does not only examine the COI Focuses written by Cedoca and published on this website, as these deal with just one aspect of the general situation in the country of origin. The fact that a COI Focus could be out-of-date does not mean that the policy that is being implemented by the Commissioner General is no longer up-to-date.

When assessing an application for asylum, the Commissioner General not only considers the actual situation in the country of origin at the moment of decision-making, he also takes into account the individual situation and personal circumstances of the applicant for international protection. Every asylum application is examined individually. An applicant must comprehensively demonstrate that he has a well-founded fear of persecution or that there is a clear personal risk of serious harm. He cannot, therefore, simply refer back to the general conditions in his country, but must also present concrete, credible and personal facts.

There is no policy paper for this country available on the website.