The most northern of the Windward Islands, Dominica lies in the Caribbean Sea. Since gaining independence in 1978, the country has operated as a multi-party parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth. The State has been persistently criticised for its juvenile justice system, which allows for children to be sentenced to life imprisonment and corporal punishment.

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6770070Population2100021.713441654357Population under 153725038.515509601182Number of internet users
81 Human development index

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DOMINICA: UPR submission on inhuman sentencing of children
4 Oct 2018
This report was submitted ahead of the 33rd session of the Universal Periodic Review as part of our campaign against...
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