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Overview

There were allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in the context of policies implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous Peoples continued to be overlooked in public policies, as did their rights to territory. Children and adolescents continued to face obstacles in accessing their rights, including their right to protection from sexual abuse and access to comprehensive sexuality education from the state. A new anti-discrimination law and criminal complaints against the treatment of LGBTI people made no progress in the year. Human rights defenders continued to lack an official protection mechanism.

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