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Palau is a constitutional republic with a national government consisting of executive, legislative, and judicial branches that are independent of each other. Voters elect the president, vice president, and members of the legislature for four-year terms. On November 3, voters elected Surangel Whipps Jr. The national police and marine police are responsible for law enforcement and maintenance of order; both report to the Ministry of Justice.
Civilian authorities maintained effective control over the security forces. Members of the security forces generally did not commit abuses. The government took steps to investigate and prosecute officials who committed abuses such as corruption. There were no reports that the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings.
The constitution and law prohibit such practices, and there were no reports that government officials employed them. Prison and detention center conditions were inadequate and did not meet the international standards. There are separate prison cells for male and female prisoners. Administration: There were no reports of mistreatment. The Office of the Ombudsman, vacant sinceis not independent. Independent Monitoring: There were no requests for human rights observers to visit prisons. The law prohibits arbitrary arrest and detention and provides for the right of any person to challenge the lawfulness of his or her arrest or detention in court.
The government generally observed these requirements. The law requires warrants for arrests, and officials observed the law. The law provides for a prompt judicial determination of the legality of detention, a requirement authorities observed. Authorities informed detainees promptly of charges against them and provided prompt access to family members and lawyers.
If a detainee could not afford a lawyer, the public defender or a court-appointed lawyer was available. There is a functioning system of bail. Authorities must release or charge those arrested within 24 hours, and authorities must inform detainees of these rights. The law provides for an independent judiciary, and the government generally respected judicial independence and impartiality.
The law provides for the right to a fair and public trial, and an independent judiciary generally enforced this right.
Judges conduct trials and render verdicts. Defendants enjoy a presumption of innocence, the right to be informed promptly and in detail of charges, to a fair and public trial without undue delay, to be present at their trial, to consult with an attorney of choice or have one provided at public expenseand to adequate time and facilities to prepare a defense.
Defendants are entitled to free interpretation services as necessary from the moment charged through all appeals. Defendants may question witnesses and present evidence on their own behalf. They cannot be compelled to testify or confess guilt, and they have the right to appeal. The law extends these rights to all defendants. Individuals or organizations may seek civil remedies for human rights violations through domestic courts. The law prohibits such actions, and there were no reports that the government failed to respect these prohibitions.
The law provides for freedom of expression, including for the press, and the government generally respected this right. An independent press, an effective judiciary, and a functioning democratic political system combined to promote freedom of expression, including for the press.
The government did not restrict or disrupt access to the internet or censor online content, and there no credible reports that the government monitored private online communication without the appropriate legal authority. The constitution provides for the freedoms of peaceful assembly and association, and the government generally respected these rights.
The law provides for freedom of movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights. Access to Asylum: The law does not provide for granting asylum or refugee status. The government provided some protection against expulsion or return of refugees to countries where their lives or freedom would be threatened on of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
The law provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage. Participation of Women and Members of Minorit y Group s: No laws prohibit or limit the participation of women or members of minority groups in the political process, and they did participate. In the November 3 election, two women were elected—one to the seat Senate, and one to the seat House of Delegates.
Government corruption was a problem, and the government took some steps to address it. The law provides criminal penalties for corruption by officials. The Office of the Special Prosecutor, an independent entity, is authorized to prosecute any corruption in the government. Corruption: The Office of the Special Prosecutor continued to receive reports of corruption and mismanagement of public funds.
On July 27, the government charged Leon Gulibert, president of the Angaur State legislature, with nine felonies and 15 misdemeanors for misconduct in office, ethics violations, assault, sexual harassment, terrorist threats, nonpayment of wages, tax violations, and filing false and fraudulent tax returns.
The case has yet to go to trial. Financial Disclosure: The government requires elected and some appointed public officials to file annual financial disclosure statements; candidates for office must file a similar statement including precampaign statements with the Ethics Commission. These statements are available for public inspection.
There are administrative and criminal sanctions for noncompliance. Domestic and international human rights groups generally operated without government restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. Government officials were cooperative and responsive to their views. The government held numerous meetings and training sessions on human rights topics during the year. The special prosecutor held outreach sessions in hamlets throughout the country to inform community members of their right to complain to her office anonymously.
She also created a web site for citizens to lodge complaints, which has received complaints that have been investigated. Domestic violence is a criminal offense. The law is enforced when police respond to calls of domestic violence; however, many persons are reluctant to call police in these situations due to societal pressure.
A nongovernmental organization NGOSemesemel Klengeakel Organizations Strengthening Family helped families at high risk of domestic violence with counseling sessions and services, working closely with the Ministries of Justice and Health. On July 27, the president of the Angaur State legislature, Leon Gulibert, was charged with sexual harassment among other offenses see section 4. Coercion in Population Control: There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization on the part of government authorities.
Discrimination: The law provides the same legal status and rights for women and men. The inheritance of property and of traditional rank, however, is matrilineal. There were no reports of unequal pay for equal work or gender-related job discrimination.
The government generally enforced the law effectively. Authorities registered births immediately. Child Abuse: By law a mandatory reporter physician, dentist, intern, health assistant, medical officer, nurse or practical nurse, schoolteacher or other school official, day-care worker, law enforcement officer, and any other person authorized to provide care or well-being of must report incidents of child abuse. Child, Earlyand Forced Marriage: There is no minimum age for marriage between two citizens. The minimum age for marriage between a citizen and a noncitizen is 18 for a man and 16 for a girl, and girls younger than 18 must obtain parental permission.
Underage marriage was not common. Sexual Exploitation of Children: The law does not explicitly prohibit child pornography, but it does prohibit the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and the law was enforced. The age of consensual sex is Sexual assault of a minor younger than age 15 is a felony and is subject to a maximum imprisonment of 25 years, a substantial fine, or both.
Child sexual abuse is a felony with penalties being substantial fines, imprisonment for up to 25 years, or both. There were reportedly fewer than 20 persons in the Jewish community.
There were no reports of anti-Semitic acts. The constitution and law prohibit discrimination against persons with physical or mental disabilities. The law covers persons with mental and physical disabilities, and the government enforced these acts.
The law includes a provision for limited access to government buildings for persons with disabilities, and the government generally enforced this provision. Most public schools had programs to address the education needs of students with disabilities that included mainstreaming them with other students. Issues regarding persons with disabilities are coordinated with the Ministry of Education as well as the Ministry of Health.Palau girls sex
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