Person in Vaiaku, Tuvalu. Editorial credit: maloff / Shutterstock.com

Tuvalu

Tuvalu is a parliamentary democracy that holds regular, competitive elections. Civil liberties are generally upheld. Ongoing problems include a lack of antidiscrimination laws to protect women and LGBT+ people, and there are concerns about child labor in some industries.

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Freedom in the World — Tuvalu Country Report

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