Civic Space Developments

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


While the state controls the country’s only radio and TV stations along with a local press agency, the freedom of expression is respected. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The right to hold demonstrations is guaranteed to citizens under article 33 of the constitution. Read more


In light of the amendments made to the constitution in 2011, the scope of public freedoms has increased in Morocco. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Article 11 of the Constitution also guarantees the freedom of assembly, with exceptions made on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality and public health. Read more


The freedom of association is generally respected and CSOs are largely free to operate. Read more


The Constitution guarantees the freedom of association in Article 11. Read more

Sao Tome and Principe - Overview

In law, the São Tomé and Príncipe constitution provides strong protections for fundamental freedoms related to civic space. Read more

Saint Lucia-Overview

St Lucia has an active and diverse civil society, and civil society has participated in constitutional reform processes, which remain ongoing. Read more


Free expression is guaranteed by the law but routinely violated in practice. Read more