Widespread Corruption and Disregard for Rule of Law
Widespread Corruption and Disregard for Rule of LawUS Department of State April 18, 2016
US Department of State releases report on Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea.
Ahead of the April 24th presidential election that will grant President Obiang, the world’s longest non-royal ruling head of state, one more term in office, EG Justice welcomes the release of the U.S. Department of State’s 2015 Equatorial Guinea’s Country Report on Human Rights Practices.
This timely report identifies citizen’s inability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections, disregard for the rule of law, denial of freedom of speech, and widespread corruption as some of the most significant challenges in Equatorial Guinea. Also, according to the report, in 2015, the government of Equatorial Guinea, “restricted political parties and the activities of domestic and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).”