The protection of human rights in Brunei is largely respected. There are no reported cases of forced labor, arbitrary arrest, or discrimination against people due to their race, religion or belief. But the situation is problematic for stateless people, as Brunei does not grant them the full rights and liberties of citizens. Migrant workers are not protected by the labor laws and there are sometimes differences in the treatment of men and women â€“ particularly when it comes to areas of life that are dominated by Islam. The death penalty still exists in Brunei, but it is rarely imposed and has not been executed for a long time. Theses aspects explain why the score Brunei achieves in this section is average: The situation of human rights in Brunei is far better than in many
other countries of this region yet there are still major flaws such as the existence of the death penalty.