Guinea-Bissau

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Overview

The continuing political crisis delayed implementation of recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of 2015, and hindered economic and social reforms. No progress was made in improving prison conditions. The judiciary did not always follow due process, and was criticized for incompetence and corruption.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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