People in Scotts Head, Dominica. Editorial credit: gadzius /


Dominica is a parliamentary democracy, and has been governed by the Dominica Labor Party (DLP) since 2000. While the country is committed to democratic governance and civil liberties are generally upheld, a number of concerns persist; these include effective management of elections, judicial efficiency, and government integrity—notably relating to the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP).

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

Freedom in the World — Dominica Country Report

Dominica is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.