South Africa

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Overview

Profound inequalities continued to undermine economic, social and cultural rights, including in access to sexual and reproductive health services. Failures in the criminal justice system obstructed access to justice for victims of hate crimes and gender-based violence. Investigations into police conduct following excessive use of force during protests were ongoing.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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