Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands. Editorial Credit: Erika Bisbocci/

Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is a stable democracy with regular, competitive elections, an independent judiciary, and a free press. Civil liberties are generally respected. Persistent problems include corruption, gender discrimination, and domestic violence.

Freedom in the World — Marshall Islands Country Report

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