Essay about The Administration Of Justice System
The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the administration of justice in modern day Nicaragua. As such, the primary goal is to furnish reader with an uncomplicated idea about this country’s methods of administering justice. In particular, it’s legal history, legal tradition, and legal system guiding the police and courts system. As such, the reader should develop a rather basic idea of Nicaragua’s justice system compare to the United States of America.
Historical, Political, and Cultural Background
La Republica de Nicaragua (the Republic of Nicaragua) is located between the Caribbean Sea to the east, Pacific Ocean to the west with Honduras to the north and Costa Rica in the south. The country is named after Nicarao, who was once the chief of an indigenous tribe the existed during the late 1400s and early 1500s. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821, and later became an independent republic in 1838. (see www.infoplease.org, 2007, para. 1). The capital city is Managua, citizens are eligible to vote at age 16, and the primary language is Spanish. Mr. Daniel Ortega Saavedra is the current President.
Over the span of decades, even centuries ravaged by revolution, guerrilla warfare, U.S. government and military occupation, insurrection of the Sandinista’s led by Augusto Cesar Sandino, government corruption, and civil war and unrest, Nicaragua has somehow managed to survive. Therefore, I am of the opinion that the country we…