St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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header1 Issues of concern

  • Journalists remain subject to criminal and civil defamation laws that provide for harsh fines and jail terms.
  • Women and LGBT+ people are poorly represented in the legislature and in politics generally. LGBT+ people are marginalized in society, and laws criminalizing same-sex relations remain on the books.
  • Freedom of information legislation passed in 2003 has yet to be implemented, and there is no active legislation requiring government officials to disclose assets, income, or gifts.

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  • Global Freedom Score

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