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Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) 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, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

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Freedom in the World — Marshall Islands Country Report

Marshall Islands is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.