Azerbaijan

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#39
6

Communities at risk

Armenians

Summary

Political intimidation, including the imprisonment of human rights and opposition activists, and tight controls on freedom of expression, continues in Azerbaijan. But the biggest risk for mass killing is the rising tension over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The rise in hostilities between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian-backed separatists in Karabakh in April 2016 led to… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2016 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0654
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance6.4
Rise of factionalized elites7.9
Voice and Accountability-1.439
Political Stability-0.502
Rule of Law-0.607
OECD country risk classification5
TOTAL10.71

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Political intimidation, including the imprisonment of human rights and opposition activists, and tight controls on freedom of expression, continues in Azerbaijan. But the biggest risk for mass killing is the rising tension over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The rise in hostilities between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian-backed separatists in Karabakh in April 2016 led to the worst violence for 20 years.