Azerbaijan

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#44
4

Communities at risk

Armenians

Summary

Azerbaijan ranked 44th in 2020’s Peoples under Threat index and fell four places from last year’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… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2020 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0637
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance5.6
Rise of factionalized elites7.9
Voice and Accountability-1.498
Political Stability-0.697
Rule of Law-0.600
OECD country risk classification5
TOTAL10.81

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 44th in 2020’s Peoples under Threat index and fell four places from last year’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.