Rights Tracker

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Main Functions

The Rights Tracker is a friendly, accessible data visualisation site displaying human rights scores for nearly every country in the world. Users can see how well each country is respecting human rights, as defined in international law, and which groups of people are particularly at risk of rights violations. Data on the Rights Tracker is produced using the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI)'s co-designed, peer-reviewed methodologies. Full details of the methodologies are available on the Rights Tracker.

For each country, the Rights Tracker shows through interactive graphs both the current scores and trends over time, starting up to 20 years ago for some rights. Eventually, it will measure all rights in international law. So far, there are scores on the Rights Tracker for:

Five economic and social rights themes, including the rights to:

  • Education
  • Food
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Work.

Nine civil and political rights themes, including the rights to:

  • Freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention
  • Freedom from forced disappearance
  • Freedom from death penalty
  • Freedom from extrajudicial execution
  • Freedom from torture and ill-treatment
  • Freedom of assembly and association
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Freedom of participation in government
  • Freedom of religion and belief.

Five human rights themes of particular relevance to Pacific countries and territories, including:

  • The impact of the climate crisis on human rights
  • Indigenous sovereignty
  • Indigenous land rights
  • Cultural rights
  • Community violence against vulnerable groups.

Users can search the Rights Tracker by country, right, or group of people, as well as by scores and other data – with narrative sentences explaining them and putting them into context. The full dataset can be downloaded. Users can also download a PDF containing the top-line scores and summaries for a country.


The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI)


Anyone can access the Rights Tracker, and all content is available for use under a Creative Commons license. Current users of the Rights Tracker include:

  • The general public
  • Civil society
  • United Nations Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures
  • Multilateral organisations
  • Journalists
  • Governments
  • Diplomats
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Lawyers
  • National Human Rights Institutions
  • Philanthropists
  • Private sector.

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