Papua New Guinea

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During violence around national elections dozens of people were killed. Dismissals of journalists and new restrictions on them undermined media freedom. Laws aimed at strengthening protection against sexual and gender-based violence were adopted, but high rates of violence against women and girls continued to be reported, including following accusations of sorcery. Access to adequate healthcare remained severely restricted. The death penalty was abolished.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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