The CPT report noted that individuals in pretrial detention were at times denied their right to a phone call. Political parties and other public institutions restricted media access to some public events. The route of transmission has also switched. The constitution provides for a multiparty democracy with legislative and executive branches, as well as an independent judiciary and a clear separation of powers. On September 20, the Constitutional Court affirmed that the constitutional requirement of a three-fifths majority to elect a president could not be altered, except by a constitutional amendment.
That includes people who appear to have some understanding of equality and human rights.
Commercial sex with minors is punished as statutory rape. A thriving informal economy and black market accounted for a significant portion of the country's economic activity. The right to bargain and the right to organize were not always respected in practice, and unions could acquire legal status only if they were members of national, sectoral, or intersectoral organizations.