Countries Excluded from Regional Organisations

Regional organisations are groupings of countries within the same geographical area to promote their mutual interests, growth and development. However, a number of such organisations have excluded certain countries even though they fall within their geographical scope, due to a variety of reasons from human rights violations to economic concerns. Can you name all such countries?
This includes countries whose membership has been suspended.
If countries are willingly not part of organisations, or if their application is being considered favourably, they have not been included.
This list is only for regional organisations, not political alliances (e.g. NATO or SCO).
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Last updated: June 23, 2020
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Association of Southeast Asian Nations
East Timor
Membership stalled due to instability and a weak economy
Arab League
Suspended due to violent government crackdowns on pro-democracy protests
Caribbean Community
Excluded due to lack of democracy
Dominican Republic
Membership blocked due to citizenship being revoked from tens of thousands of people of Haitian origin
Council of Europe
Membership blocked due to human rights violations such as the active use of the death penalty
Membership blocked due to human rights violations
Vatican City
Excluded due to lack of sufficient democratic institutions
European Union
Membership stalled due to domestic political instability, organised crime and lack of reforms
North Macedonia
Membership stalled due to lack of democratic reforms
Membership blocked due to human rights and rule of law violations
Union for the Mediterranean
Suspended due to government violence and human rights violations
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