Tag: Right to freedom from torture

These are hard times. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing immense disruption, grief, and anxiety, as well as physical suffering and death, in most countries in the world. And yet this disruption may also bring hope, and opportunities for communities to build a new and better world, both now and in the coming years and months, […]

As the first global initiative to track the human rights performances of countries, the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) produces scores for both civil and political rights and economic and social rights for Liberia. All the scores are available on our Rights Tracker. HRMI uses an expert survey methodology to collect data on civil and […]

As the first global initiative to track the human rights performances of countries, the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) has both civil and political and economic and social rights data for Kyrgyzstan. All our data is available on our Rights Tracker. HRMI uses an expert survey methodology to collect data on civil and political rights. To […]

Content Warning: this article contains discussion of extreme violence and human rights violations. The issues of crime and illegal immigration in the southern United States have been thrust to the forefront of American political debate since the election of Donald Trump as President. The President has argued that the best way to counter these problems […]

Kyrgyzstan’s relatively peaceful presidential election in 2017 gives hope that the nation can make lasting changes. However, the situation of ethnic minorities there has shown little improvement since the outbreak of inter-ethnic violence between the ethnic majority Kyrgyz and the ethnic minority Uzbek population. UN reports estimate nearly 400,000 people were displaced as a result […]

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative has released 2019 human rights data for Australia, with some disturbing results: Australia scores only 5.5 out of 10 for freedom from torture Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are identified as particularly at risk of violation of all 12 human rights HRMI measures Refugees and asylum seekers are also […]