Nicaragua: Encouraging Ethical Business Practices

In July 2017, NCSC launched the “Being Legal, my Business Thrives” campaign in partnership with six regional chambers of commerce in Managua, Carazo, Granada, León, Chinandega and Chontales.

The campaign is part of the Program to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Nicaragua, and is designed to promote discussion among entrepreneurs about important rule of law topics related to business activities, including unfair trade practices, the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and the applicability of the new Civil Procedure Code to businesses. 

NCSC also conducted a workshop on “Integrity and Anti-corruption” for 30 members of the Carazo Chamber of Commerce, including economists, lawyers and business owners.  The workshop examined both public and private sector corruption, and explained the national regulation governing and penalizing banking and financial crimes, as well as international anticorruption instruments signed and ratified by Nicaragua.

The Program to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Nicaragua is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The Program is designed to mobilize future legal professionals, the private sector, and civil society to advance justice sector reform and the Rule of Law in Nicaragua.