Uruguay
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Overview

The crisis caused by COVID-19 deepened structural inequalities, especially impacting the rights of those historically marginalized. The Urgent Consideration Act (LUC) threatened the rights to peaceful protest and freedom of expression. Inadequate prison conditions continued to worsen. Violence against women increased. Impunity remained a concern and evidence emerged indicating key information about past human rights violations had been withheld.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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