Azerbaijan

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#40
2

Communities at risk

Armenians

Summary

Azerbaijan ranked 40th in 2019’s Peoples under Threat index and fell two places from 2018’s ranking. In 2015, 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.… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2019 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.1
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance6.2
Rise of factionalized elites7.9
Voice and Accountability-1.565
Political Stability-0.760
Rule of Law-0.556
OECD country risk classification5
TOTAL11.00

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

Azerbaijan ranked 40th in 2019’s Peoples under Threat index and fell two places from 2018’s ranking.

In 2015, 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.