Located on the north-eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, Kuwait borders Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Independent from the British since 1961, Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy, with the succession of emir and head of state being hereditary but subject to the approval of an elected parliament. While Kuwait has a relatively free press compared to the rest of the region, there is still little space for public criticism of the government or ruling family, alongside persistent issues of human trafficking, the treatment of foreign workers and the rights of women.

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DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2017
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