The Human Rights domain measures each country’s global citizenship commitment in three major areas: the extent to which countries have signed and ratified international human rights conventions and covenants; the level of countries’ monitoring and reporting to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; and the extent to which countries have implemented the principles of the conventions/covenants. The five indicators of Implementation are: Equality and Non-discrimination; Right to Life, Liberty and Security; Right to Self-Determination; Freedom of Belief, Expression and Participation in Public Life; and Labor Rights. There is also an additional indicator to account for current events in human rights.
An overview of the domain methodology and results can be found using the navigation bar to the left. More detailed information on methodology as well as individual country write-ups can be found in the complete Human Rights Domain Report.