Supreme Court of Justice of Nicaragua

The Supreme Court of Justice (Spanish: Corte Suprema de Justicia, CSJ) of Nicaragua is the country's highest court. Its president is Alba Luz Ramos and Marvin Aguilar Garcia is vice-president.[1]

In January 2019, Justice Rafael Solis resigned his position on the court in protest of President Daniel Ortega's repression of protests that began in Nicaragua in April 2018.[2] Solis had been an ally of Ortega since fighting in the revolution together in the 1970s, and was a key figure in the October 19, 2009 Supreme Court decision to remove presidential term limits,[2] opening the door to Ortega's reelection in 2011 and again in 2016.[3] Division among opposition on the court also solidified Ortega's support from the court,[3] which found that the term limits violated his civil rights.[2] In his resignation, Solis called the decision a "mistake".[2]

In December 2020, the United States sanctioned Aguilar for “assist[ing] the Ortega regime’s effort to undermine Nicaragua’s democracy."[4]

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  1. ^ Estrada Galo, Julio (2019-10-08). "Poder Judicial reelige a la magistrada orteguista Alba Luz Ramos como presidenta". La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Robles, Frances (12 January 2019). "Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice Slams His Former Ally, President Ortega". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Nicaragua court opens way for Daniel Ortega re-election". Reuters. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  4. ^ Vasquez, Vladimir (2020-12-21). "Estados Unidos sanciona a Wálmaro Gutiérrez, Fidel Domínguez y Marvin Aguilar". Confidencial (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)