People in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Editorial credit: Robert Szymanski /

Solomon Islands

Political rights and civil liberties are generally respected in the Solomon Islands. There are weaknesses in the rule of law, unrest occasionally arises in the capital, Honiara, and corruption remains a serious concern, but recent governments have taken steps to address it. Violence against women is also a significant problem.

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Freedom in the World — Solomon Islands Country Report

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