People in Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles. Editorial credit: Helena G.H /


Seychelles has seen an increase in political pluralism in recent years, with an opposition coalition winning a parliamentary majority in 2016 and an opposition presidential candidate winning the post in 2020. However, government corruption remains a problem, as does lengthy pretrial detention. Migrant workers remain vulnerable to abuse.

Freedom in the World 2021

Freedom in the World — Seychelles Country Report

Seychelles is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2021, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.