- Women are severely underrepresented in elected offices. No women were elected to Parliament in 2020, and only 18 contested seats.
- Elected officials have been accused of threatening journalists for critical reporting.
- The police paramilitary unit, the Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF), has a reputation for heavy-handed treatment of citizens. Civilian authorities have not been effective in punishing and preventing cases of police brutality.
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Global Freedom Score82 100 free