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Overview

Abortion was decriminalized. Gender-based violence continued. Transgender people suffered hatred and discrimination. The National Human Rights Commission found that mandatory Covid-19 testing for foreign workers was discriminatory. Government measures aimed at tackling the climate emergency were criticized as being too unambitious.

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Death Penalty status

Abolitionist in practice

Retains the death penalty in law, but hasn’t executed for at least 10 years

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