Located on the mainland Caribbean coast of central America, Belize’s wildlife, Mayan ruins and tropical reefs have made the country a popular tourist destination. The country gained its independence from Britain in 1981, but remains part of the Commonwealth and retains close ties with the former colonial power. Many of the State’s notable human rights violations originate in the country’s colonial legislation, which still criminalises homosexuality and allows for the life imprisonment of children.

For more information please see the Child Rights Wiki

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