Analysis of Freedom Ratings of the Members of the 2006 Commission on Human Rights: A Study by UN Watch

UN Watch Analysis of Freedom Ratings of the 2006 Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights

January 2006

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Source of ratings: Freedom House, “Freedom in the World 2006,” Annual Global Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties

Executive Summary:  As demonstrated by the chart below, the 2006 Commission on Human Rights is comprised of 13 members who are only Partly Free, 16 members who are Not Free at all, making a total of 29 members — 55% of the Commission — who fail to meet accepted democratic standards.

 

Country (expiry of 3-year term) Freedom Rating
  1. Argentina (2008)
Free
  1. Australia (2008)
Free
  1. Austria (2008)
Free
  1. Botswana (2008)
Free
  1. Brazil (2008)
Free
  1. Canada (2007)
Free
  1. Costa Rica (2006)
Free
  1. Dominican Republic (2006)
Free
  1. Finland (2007)
Free
  1. France (2007)
Free
  1. Germany (2008)
Free
  1. Hungary (2006)
Free
  1. India (2006)
Free
  1. Indonesia (2006)
Free
  1. Italy (2006)
Free
  1. Japan (2008)
Free
  1. Mexico (2007)
Free
  1. Netherlands (2006)
Free
  1. Peru (2006)
Free
  1. Republic of Korea (2007)
Free
  1. Romania (2007)
Free
  1. South Africa (2006)
Free
  1. United Kingdom (2006)
Free
  1. U.S.A. (2008)
Free
  1. Azerbaijan (2008)
Not Free
  1. Bhutan (2006)
Not Free
  1. Cameroon (2008)
Not Free
  1. China (2008)
Not Free
  1. Cuba (2006)
Not Free
  1. Egypt (2006)
Not Free
  1. Eritrea (2006)
Not Free
  1. Guinea (2007)
Not Free
  1. Nepal (2006)
Not Free
  1. Pakistan (2007)
Not Free
  1. Qatar (2006)
Not Free
  1. Russia (2006)
Not Free
  1. Saudi Arabia (2006)
Not Free
  1. Sudan (2007)
Not Free
  1. Togo (2007)
Not Free
  1. Zimbabwe (2008)
Not Free
  1. Armenia (2007)
Partly Free
  1. Bangladesh (2008)
Partly Free
  1. Congo (2006)
Partly Free
  1. Ecuador (2007)
Partly Free
  1. Ethiopia (2006)
Partly Free
  1. Guatemala (2006)
Partly Free
  1. Honduras (2006)
Partly Free
  1. Kenya (2007)
Partly Free
  1. Malaysia (2007)
Partly Free
  1. Mauritania (2006)
Partly Free
  1. Morocco (2008)
Partly Free
  1. Nigeria (2006)
Partly Free
  1. Venezuela (2008)
Partly Free

 

 

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