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header1 Issues of concern

  • Guyana’s election laws and electoral commission have received harsh criticism, characterized as dysfunctional and failing to prevent interference by officials, among other shortcomings.
  • Laws barring discrimination against Indigenous people, women, and others are not effectively enforced, and same-sex sexual activity is punishable with harsh jail terms.
  • Defendants are often held in pretrial detention for longer than their maximum possible sentence, and reports of police violence and abuse of detainees persist.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    73 100 free