São Tomé and Príncipe

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header1 Issues of concern

  • Poverty and corruption have weakened some institutions, and contribute to dysfunction in the justice system.
  • Recent administrations have overseen politically charged judicial appointments and dismissals.
  • Legal protections against exploitative or dangerous working conditions are poorly upheld, particularly in the informal agricultural sector.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    84 100 free