The US Department of State has released the 2008 Human Rights Report on Seychelles. Anyone interested in reading it can click here.
Some of the highlights … and reasons I like living here:
There were no reports of street children.
The law prohibits trafficking in persons, and there were no reports that persons were trafficked to, from, or within the country.
There was no discrimination reported against persons with disabilities in housing, employment, or education, or in the provision of other state services.
There were no reports of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
There were no reports of discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS.
The law prohibits forced or compulsory labor, including by children, and there were no reports that such practices occurred.
The law prohibits forced exile, and the government did not use it.
Of course, this being the real world and all, the report is not all sweetness and light.
I have to wonder how other countries, the US included, stacks up.