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Which Country Has The Worst Human Rights Record? [Copy link] 中文

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Which country comes to your mind when talking about human rights record? Maplecroft's Human Rights Risk Index for 2012 paints a grim picture of human rights in countries worldwide.

The research agency ranked 197 countries according to their commitment to human rights and concluded that over 48 percent of the assessed nations are at an "extreme" or "high" risk of human rights violations.

"In its fifth year, the Maplecroft Human Rights Risk Atlas paints a picture of a continuously worsening landscape for human rights in 2012 worldwide. Maplecroft's analyses over the past five years reveal a steady trend of a deteriorating human rights situation with more and more countries presenting 'extreme' or 'high' risk for human rights," the report reads.

Maplecroft analyzes structural, process and outcome indicators to assess violentions on the ground, and studies legislative and international treaty commitments for each country individually.

In this year's index, twenty percent of the countries in the category of "extreme risk" were part of the Arab Spring. Although the human rights situation in those nations might improve in the future, the violent crackdown on protesters in many of them have shown few improvements so far.

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Take a look at the 10 countries most at risk of human rights violations in 2012.
10. Iran
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Foreign clerics living in Iran face security forces as they demonstrate in front of the Saudi Arabia embassy in Tehran on April 8, 2011, to support Bahrain protesters against the violent crackdown by the ruling Sunni dynasty in the capital Manama, two days after more than 200 Iranian parliamentarians condemned the 'frightening crimes' of Saudi troops in Bahrain and demanded their departure. (Getty)

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9. Iraq
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A plainclothes member of Iraqi security forces investigates the site of a car bomb explosion in a vegetable market in the central town of Khalis on December 1, 2011. (Getty)

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8. Yemen
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Wounded Yemeni men are evacuated in Taiz, south of the capital Sanaa on December 5, 2011, after forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh shot dead a woman and wounded six other people when they opened fire on a crowd of protesters. (Getty)

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7. North Korea
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North Korean soldiers look at the South Korean side at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas on December 2, 2011. (Getty)

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6. Pakistan
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Pakistani Islamists burn US flags during a protest in Karachi on December 2, 2011, against the cross-border NATO air strike on Pakistani troops. (Getty)

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5. Myanmar
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Monks lift supplies from outside after they locked themselves inside a religious building to protest for the release of all political prisoners, in central Myanmar city of Mandalay on November 15, 2011. (Getty)

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