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Overview

The state of emergency, introduced in 2015, was eventually lifted. A new law increased the government’s powers to impose counter-terrorism measures on vague grounds and without full judicial scrutiny. Authorities continued to return Afghan nationals to Afghanistan in violation of the principle of non-refoulement. A new vigilance law imposing obligations on large companies entered into force.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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