There were some instances of racial discrimination by police. According to the Public Ministry, during the year there were 139 registered cases of
discrimination or racism, mostly in the provision of health and education services (other government sectors did not report). Of these cases, 18 percent involved verbal abuse, 15 percent were based on indigenous character or culture, and 10.8 percent involved sexual discrimination against women. None of the allegations resulted in more than administrative punishment.
Race, Racism and the Law
Vernellia R. Randall
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