Freedom of assembly and association

scale 0-2, 1981–2011

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    1981 Ranking
    1. Jamaica 2.00
    2. Luxembourg 2.00
    3. Iceland 2.00
    4. India 2.00
    5. Ireland 2.00
    6. Switzerland 2.00
    7. Italy 2.00
    8. Sweden 2.00
    9. Australia 2.00
    10. Japan 2.00
    11. Mauritius 2.00
    12. Senegal 2.00
    13. Mexico 2.00
    14. Morocco 2.00
    15. Netherlands 2.00
    16. New Zealand 2.00
    17. Spain 2.00
    18. Norway 2.00
    19. Panama 2.00
    20. Papua New Guinea 2.00
    21. Peru 2.00
    22. Trinidad and Tobago 2.00
    23. Honduras 2.00
    24. Denmark 2.00
    25. Dominican Republic 2.00
    26. Brazil 2.00
    27. Canada 2.00
    28. Colombia 2.00
    29. Costa Rica 2.00
    30. Cyprus 2.00
    31. Greece 2.00
    32. Belgium 2.00
    33. Ecuador 2.00
    34. Botswana 2.00
    35. Venezuela 2.00
    36. Bangladesh 2.00
    37. Fiji 2.00
    38. Finland 2.00
    39. France 2.00
    40. United States 2.00
    41. United Kingdom 2.00
    42. Belize 2.00
    43. Zambia 1.00
    44. Uganda 1.00
    45. Sri Lanka 1.00
    46. Sudan 1.00
    47. Uruguay 1.00
    48. Thailand 1.00
    49. Sierra Leone 1.00
    50. Argentina 1.00
    51. Portugal 1.00
    52. Hungary 1.00
    53. Austria 1.00
    54. Egypt 1.00
    55. El Salvador 1.00
    56. Gambia 1.00
    57. Germany 1.00
    58. Haiti 1.00
    59. Indonesia 1.00
    60. Poland 1.00
    61. Israel 1.00
    62. Ivory Coast 1.00
    63. Liberia 1.00
    64. Nicaragua 1.00
    65. Nigeria 1.00
    66. Philippines 1.00
    67. Zimbabwe 1.00
    2011 Ranking
    1. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.00
    2. South Africa 2.00
    3. Albania 2.00
    4. Luxembourg 2.00
    5. Liechtenstein 2.00
    6. Liberia 2.00
    7. Lesotho 2.00
    8. Slovakia 2.00
    9. Slovenia 2.00
    10. Solomon Islands 2.00
    11. Kosovo 2.00
    12. Marshall Islands 2.00
    13. Kiribati 2.00
    14. Japan 2.00
    15. Jamaica 2.00
    16. Italy 2.00
    17. Ireland 2.00
    18. Iceland 2.00
    19. South Sudan 2.00
    20. Spain 2.00
    21. Guinea Bissau 2.00
    22. Malta 2.00
    23. Mauritius 2.00
    24. Grenada 2.00
    25. Norway 2.00
    26. Poland 2.00
    27. Philippines 2.00
    28. Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.00
    29. Paraguay 2.00
    30. Saint Lucia 2.00
    31. Panama 2.00
    32. Palau 2.00
    33. Saint Thomas and Principe 2.00
    34. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 2.00
    35. Mexico 2.00
    36. New Zealand 2.00
    37. Netherlands 2.00
    38. Nauru 2.00
    39. Namibia 2.00
    40. Samoa 2.00
    41. San Marino 2.00
    42. Mongolia 2.00
    43. Monaco 2.00
    44. Micronesia 2.00
    45. Guatemala 2.00
    46. Guyana 2.00
    47. Suriname 2.00
    48. Belize 2.00
    49. Trinidad and Tobago 2.00
    50. Cape Verde 2.00
    51. Canada 2.00
    52. Tuvalu 2.00
    53. United Kingdom 2.00
    54. Brazil 2.00
    55. Botswana 2.00
    56. Uruguay 2.00
    57. Belgium 2.00
    58. Chad 2.00
    59. Barbados 2.00
    60. Vanuatu 2.00
    61. Bahamas 2.00
    62. Austria 2.00
    63. Australia 2.00
    64. Argentina 2.00
    65. Antigua and Barbuda 2.00
    66. Andorra 2.00
    67. Ghana 2.00
    68. Portugal 2.00
    69. Tonga 2.00
    70. Gabon 2.00
    71. Estonia 2.00
    72. Denmark 2.00
    73. Finland 2.00
    74. Cyprus 2.00
    75. France 2.00
    76. Costa Rica 2.00
    77. El Salvador 2.00
    78. Switzerland 2.00
    79. Comoros 2.00
    80. Timor Leste 2.00
    81. Sweden 2.00
    82. Dominica 2.00
    83. Venezuela 1.00
    84. South Korea 1.00
    85. Rwanda 1.00
    86. United States 1.00
    87. Taiwan 1.00
    88. Uzbekistan 1.00
    89. Singapore 1.00
    90. Tajikistan 1.00
    91. Ukraine 1.00
    92. Tanzania 1.00
    93. Tunisia 1.00
    94. Senegal 1.00
    95. Thailand 1.00
    96. Seychelles 1.00
    97. Sierra Leone 1.00
    98. Serbia 1.00
    99. Afghanistan 1.00
    100. Romania 1.00
    101. Cambodia 1.00
    102. Ecuador 1.00
    103. Czech Republic 1.00
    104. Croatia 1.00
    105. Congo (Brazzaville) 1.00
    106. Colombia 1.00
    107. Chile 1.00
    108. Central African Republic 1.00
    109. Burundi 1.00
    110. Germany 1.00
    111. Burkina Faso 1.00
    112. Bulgaria 1.00
    113. Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.00
    114. Bolivia 1.00
    115. Benin 1.00
    116. Bangladesh 1.00
    117. Armenia 1.00
    118. Gambia 1.00
    119. Greece 1.00
    120. Peru 1.00
    121. Maldives 1.00
    122. Papua New Guinea 1.00
    123. Pakistan 1.00
    124. Nicaragua 1.00
    125. Mozambique 1.00
    126. Montenegro 1.00
    127. Mauritania 1.00
    128. Mali 1.00
    129. Malawi 1.00
    130. Haiti 1.00
    131. Lithuania 1.00
    132. Lebanon 1.00
    133. Latvia 1.00
    134. Kyrgyzstan 1.00
    135. Kuwait 1.00
    136. Hungary 1.00
    137. Honduras 1.00
    138. Zambia 1.00

    It is an internationally recognized right of citizens to assemble freely and to associate with other persons in political parties, trade unions, cultural organizations, or other special-interest groups. This variable indicates the extent to which the freedoms of assembly and association are subject to actual governmental limitations or restrictions (as opposed to strictly legal protections). A score of 0 indicates that citizens’ rights to freedom of assembly or association were severely restricted or denied completely to all citizens; a score of 1 indicates that these rights were limited for all citizens or severely restricted or denied for select groups; and a score of 2 indicates that these rights were virtually unrestricted and freely enjoyed by practically all citizens in a given year.

    Source: CIRI Human Rights Project