This study examines the work of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Nicaragua between 1978 and 1992. It postulates that the Commission, while effective during the periods of transition or revolution, can be easily ignored by a government with a firm hold on power. It uses commission reports to illusrate the violations of human rights that occurred during the Somoza regime and the Sandinista government.
Rios, Lidiana, "Effectiveness of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights -- A Case Study of Nicaragua, 1978 - 1992" (2005). Honors College Theses. Paper 25.