- 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 Score73 100 free