Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Located in the Caribbean, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines comprises 33 islands. The country has transitioned from a European settlement where African slaves worked on plantations, to a British colony, to finally becoming a fully independent Commonwealth Member State. Among the more serious human rights issues facing children are those relating to the justice system, notably the minimum age of criminal responsibility is set at eight years. Other challenges include early marriage and a high rate of teenage pregnancy.

For more information please see the Child Rights Wiki

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10940070Population3500022.394881170018Population under 157600048.628884826325Number of internet users
83 Human development index

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Policy and Advocacy

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: UPR submission on inhuman sentencing of children
18 Sep 2015
Our research indicates that in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, people may be sentenced to life imprisonment and corporal...
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: CRC alternative report on inhuman sentencing of children
30 Jun 2015
This report was submitted ahead of the the 72nd pre-sessional working group of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child...
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