Widespread poverty, economic stagnation, lack of opportunities, environmental degradation and an absence of basic services constitute “silent” human rights violations that affect large sectors of the population. Other issues that affected the human rights environment in 2010 was the fact that the election results were inconclusive and led to a long process of government formation which was not concluded until December 2010.
Significant problems remain with law enforcement and the administration of justice, especially in relation to the provision and respect for due process and fair trial rights. Despite some improvement in the physical conditions of many detention facilities and prisons, incidents of abuse and torture remainwidely
reported. Many pre-trial detainees continue to complain that they are not informed of charges against them, that they have no access to lawyers or family members, and that they suffer prolonged detention \ beyond legal limits while awaiting trial.