Last Updated 14 September 2018

Grenada is an island country consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.

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Constitution and government

The constitution and other laws and policies protect freedom of thought, conscience and religion, as well as freedom of expression, assembly and association. These rights are generally respected in practice.

Education and children’s rights

The government funds secular schools and public schools administered by “traditional” Christian denominations. Students at government-funded schools are not obliged to attend religion classes.

Freedom of expression, advocacy of humanist values

In July 2012, Grenada became the first Caribbean country to decriminalize defamation entirely.

Blasphemous language

The Criminal Code prohibits the publication or sale of blasphemous, vulgar language. Conviction for such an act carries up to two years of imprisonment, although this appears not to be enforced according to the US International Religious Freedom Report as of 2017.

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