Constitutional protections for the rights to freedom of association, expression and peaceful assembly are rarely respected by the Omani authorities. Read more

Kuwait - Overview

While human rights organisations and activists do operate in Kuwait, conditions are disimproving as the authorities use new laws and the court system - as well as alleged torture in detention - to silence critics and activists. Read more

Liechtenstein - Overview

The Principality of Liechtenstein is constitutional monarchy, with the Crown Prince holding significant political power. Read more

Switzerland - Overview

People in Switzerland enjoy a vibrant and open space in which they are able to campaign and challenge authority through the exercise of their rights to free association, assembly and expression. Read more

San Marino - Overview

The Republic of San Marino has a parliamentary system of governance and is thought to be one of the oldest republics still in existence. Read more

Luxembourg - Overview

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is constitutional monarchy, though the monarch primarily plays a ceremonial role and the prime minister is the head of government. Read more

Guinea Bissau-Overview

After two years of military control, elections were held in Guinea-Bissau in April 2014. However, the country is still facing political instability. Read more


Grenada is an island country, consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands, with an estimated population of 110,000. A favourable legal environment exists for civil society in Grenada and human rights defenders are able to operate without hindrance. Read more

Seychelles - Overview

Current civic space concerns in the Seychelles include the dominance of government voices in the media, the occasional use by security forces of excessive force, along with associated abuses that can include torture, arbitrary detention and long periods of detention, and reported judicial corruption and a lack of judicial independence. Read more